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Secret Report on B-21 Secrecy

May 15, 2017 | National Security

Secret Report on B-21 Secrecy In an ironic twist that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, the Department of Defense Inspector General has launched a new, and... Read More

FY2017 Omnibus - TCS Analysis

May 01, 2017 | Budget & Tax

FY2017 Omnibus - TCS Analysis With 20 years of experience, TCS staff will be combing through the FY2017 Omnibus spending plan and posting our observations and... Read More

Thank You, Sen. Graham, For Defending Taxpayers’ Interests

April 26, 2017 | Energy , Natural Resources

Thank You, Sen. Graham, For Defending Taxpayers’ Interests Last year, the Bureau of Land Management issued a new rule addressing the waste of natural gas from oil and gas development on federal... Read More

Thank You, Sen. Collins, For Defending Taxpayers’ Interests

April 26, 2017 | Energy , Natural Resources

Thank You, Sen. Collins, For Defending Taxpayers’ Interests Last year, the Bureau of Land Management issued a new rule addressing the waste of natural gas from oil and gas development on federal... Read More

American Troops Deserve the Best Equipment, No Matter Where it is Produced

April 19, 2017 | National Security

American Troops Deserve the Best Equipment, No Matter Where it is Produced “Buy American” is just top-cover for protectionists.... Read More

Agriculture Committees Harvesting SNAP Savings to Feed Agribusiness

March 23, 2017 | Agriculture

Agriculture Committees Harvesting SNAP Savings to Feed Agribusiness Preparing the ground for an attempt to increase federal spending in a new farm bill, beneficiaries of federal agricultural programs are... Read More

Crop Insurance Companies Cry for Cash

March 20, 2017 | Agriculture

Crop Insurance Companies Cry for Cash Now that the House and Senate Agriculture Committees have started hearings preparing for a 2018 farm bill, special interests that... Read More

The President’s FY2018 ‘Skinny Budget’ Analysis

March 15, 2017 | Budget & Tax

The President’s FY2018 ‘Skinny Budget’ Analysis With 20 years of experience, TCS staff will be combing through the President's fiscal year (FY) 2018 'skinny' budget and posting our... Read More

April Showers of Cash

March 08, 2017 | National Security

April Showers of Cash The Congress added $5.7 Billion to the Pentagon's budget for programs they didn't even ask for! ... Read More

Protectionism Perfected

March 02, 2017 | National Security

Protectionism Perfected 'Buy American' sounds good, but the Pentagon shouldn’t be used as a jobs program.... Read More

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May 26, 2017

The President’s Budget, Explained

There was plenty of coffee and donuts at the office this week—both necessary to TCS’s mission to be a reality... Read More

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U.S. Coal to Germany

The Unaffordable F-35

The President’s Budget for FY2018

The President's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 is out. Get the facts and see our analysis.

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