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Another $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Troubled Nuclear Project

June 29, 2015 | Energy

Another $1.8 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Troubled Nuclear Project   Reactors 1&2 at Plant Vogtle in Burke County, Georgia Last week, the Department of Energy (DOE)... Read More

BLM Proposes to Lock in Losses from Federal Coal Program

June 03, 2015 | Energy , Natural Resources

BLM Proposes to Lock in Losses from Federal Coal Program On May 29th the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced its proposed Resource Management Plan for the Buffalo Field office, which... Read More

Senate Approves FY 2016 Energy and Water Spending Bill

Senate Approves FY 2016 Energy and Water Spending Bill The Senate Appropriations Committee approved its FY2016 Energy and Water spending bill on Thursday, May 21st, after a markup where... Read More

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

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June 26, 2015

Waste Through the Grapevine

In its last week before summer recess, the Supreme Court released an opinion that will impact every taxpayer.... Read More

U.S. Coal to Germany

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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