Monkeys in Space (1996)
In 1996, Taxpayers sends a letter to NASA demanding an end to its $33.2 million program to launch Russian-owned monkeys into space.
Eventually, the program gets nixed.
Auburn Dam (2000)
Taxpayers helps kill the $944 million Auburn Dam for the second time.
After being revived for a third time in 2001, Taxpayers ﬁnally kills it once and for all in 2006.
Shining a Light on Earmarks (2005)
Taxpayers releases the first ever real-time cataloging of earmarks in major legislation.
This document becomes instrumental in raising the profile of earmarks in the public consciousness.
In 2008, the earmark database is made publicly available, leading to thousands of news stories around the country.
No Fly List
With a price tag of $74 billion – that’s $337 million per plane – the Air Force stops buying more F-22 Raptor fighter jets thanks to work of Taxpayers.
Unsurprisingly, the plane is built in the districts of a number of influential and supportive lawmakers.