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Appropriations Subcommittee on BLM Budget, Oil and Gas Rulemakings

May 18, 2015 | Energy , Natural Resources

Appropriations Subcommittee on BLM Budget, Oil and Gas Rulemakings The Senate Appropriations Interior Subcommittee gathered on Wednesday, May 13th for a hearing on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s... Read More

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Is Singing Our Song

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Is Singing Our Song They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. If so, the Talking Heads were pleased to see this quote from the Secretary of... Read More

House Passes FY2016 Energy and Water Spending Bill

House Passes FY2016 Energy and Water Spending Bill After being introduced on the floor of the House of Representatives on Monday, April 27 and a week of segmented debate, the fiscal year... Read More

Buildings to Fight ISIS? OCO Spending in Military Construction Appropriations

April 30, 2015 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Buildings to Fight ISIS? OCO Spending in Military Construction Appropriations Representatives Van Hollen (D-MD) and Mulvaney (R-SC) are sponsoring amendments to cut several overseas military construction projects from... Read More

TCS analysis of National Defense Authorization bill for Fiscal Year 2016

April 28, 2015 | Budget & Tax , National Security

TCS analysis of National Defense Authorization bill for Fiscal Year 2016 New Budgetary Shell Game The House Armed Services Committee bill to authorize spending for the Pentagon in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 includes... Read More

Your Tax Dollars and the F-35

April 15, 2015 | National Security

Your Tax Dollars and the F-35 The day before “Tax Day” the Government Accountability Office issued a riveting (if you’re into this kind of thing like we are) new study... Read More

Subcommittee Passes FY2016 Energy & Water Spending Bill

April 15, 2015 | Earmarks & Appropriations , Energy

Subcommittee Passes FY2016 Energy & Water Spending Bill Our Take: House Energy and Water Spending Bill FY2016 Passed by Appropriations Subcommittee On April 15th, the House Appropriations Energy... Read More

Oil and Gas Leasing, Revenue Collection, and Fair Return for Taxpayers Discussed at Senate Hearing

April 13, 2015 | Budget & Tax , Energy , Natural Resources

Oil and Gas Leasing, Revenue Collection, and Fair Return for Taxpayers Discussed at Senate Hearing On March 17th, the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee held a hearing on the FY2016 budget requests for the... Read More

Budget Hearing: Senate Energy and Water Subcommittee discusses DOE’s FY16 budget request

April 13, 2015 | Budget & Tax , Energy

Budget Hearing: Senate Energy and Water Subcommittee discusses DOE’s FY16 budget request On March 25th, the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee held a hearing on the Department of Energy (DOE)’s... Read More

Military Unfunded (and Unexplained) Priority List

April 01, 2015 | Budget & Tax , National Security

Military Unfunded (and Unexplained) Priority List It’s Spring, finally. The promise of cherry blossoms fills the air in Washington. It’s also that time of year in the nation’s capital when... Read More

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Weekly Wastebasket

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May 15, 2015

Because Germane Isn’t Just an Obscure Member of the Jackson 5!

This week, the House Committee on Rules received almost 350 amendments drafted by lawmakers regarding specific... Read More

The Unaffordable F-35

The President’s Budget for FY2015

The President's proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 is out. Get the facts and see our analysis.

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