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CBS This Morning Questions Essential Air Service, Vexes Devils Lake Officials

February 25, 2015 | Grand Forks Herald | Transportation & Infrastructure

Devils Lake officials are a bit perturbed by a CBS This Morning report Tuesday that featured the city.   The story questioned the... Read More

Mailing in Their Own Wish Lists, Lawmakers Try to Shape President’s Budget

February 24, 2015 | Environment & Energy | Budget & Tax

Members of Congress have worked behind the scenes for weeks, if not months, to influence President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget request. Agency... Read More

Is Essential Air Service Wasting Taxpayer Money?

February 24, 2015 | CBS News | Transportation & Infrastructure

The Essential Air Service (EAS) program began in 1978 to ensure commercial flights to small and remote communities. There are more than 100... Read More

Gulf Coast Lawmakers Fighting Plan to Redirect Offshore Oil Revenue

February 23, 2015 | USA Today | Energy , Natural Resources

WASHINGTON – Gulf Coast lawmakers are vowing to fight President Barack Obama’s proposal to “redirect” millions of dollars in oil and gas... Read More

After Major Congressional Action, Little Change at Army Corps

February 20, 2015 | Environment & Energy | Budget & Tax , Earmarks & Appropriations , Transportation & Infrastructure

For years, Congress' self-imposed ban on earmarks appeared to deliver a death blow to lawmakers' say on water resources. To fiscal... Read More

Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Closer to Reality than Ever

February 18, 2015 | Morning Consult | Agriculture , Energy

An unlikely coalition of legislators, environmental groups and oil and gas companies are poised to take down a resilient and unpopular policy:... Read More

Senators Introduce Bill to Cut Crop Insurance

February 18, 2015 | AgWeek Magazine | Agriculture

Sens. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.; and Rep. John Duncan, R-Tenn., on Feb. 12 introduced companion bills that would eliminate... Read More

Taxpayers Getting an Education? Obama Student Loan Forgiveness Program Swells by $22B

February 12, 2015 | FOX News | Budget & Tax

The cost of President Obama's student loan forgiveness program has ballooned by nearly $22 billion over initial projections, raising alarm... Read More

As Ebola Fades, Questions Arise over Billions in U.S. Aid

February 10, 2015 | Fox News | Earmarks & Appropriations

Aid officials say a surge of international support since last fall has helped contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but as U.S.-built... Read More

Tax Experts Say Holiday on Earnings Is a Bad Idea

February 09, 2015 | San Francisco Chronicle | Budget & Tax , Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — Sen. Barbara Boxer is teaming with potential Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul to promote a plan they say will fix... Read More

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February 27, 2015

The Plane That’s Eating the Pentagon

You really want that sports car, or a Mercedes, or a vacation, or a big new house, or some other fancy but... Read More

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TCS Analysis of President’s FY2016 Budget

February 02, 2015

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The Plane That’s Eating the Pentagon

February 27, 2015

Letters & Testimony

Fiscal Conservatives Urge Adherence to Budget Control Act

February 27, 2015

Letters & Testimony

Letter to DOE: Cut Funding for CCS Projects, Like FutureGen

February 27, 2015

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Upcoming Administrative Actions on Methane

February 26, 2015