Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Slams Senate for Rejecting Rescissions Package

For Immediate Release
Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318

June 20, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement condemning the U.S. Senate for failing to pass President Trump’s commonsense rescissions package:

“The fact that a unified Republican Congress was unable to trim a mere $15 billion of waste out of a $4 trillion budget is an insult to taxpayers.  These cuts were directed at perennially wasteful programs and unused accounts, including many that Citizens Against Government Waste have identified in its annual Prime Cuts database and Congressional Pig Book.

“This failure comes after Congress passed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill earlier this year that obliterated the budget caps, and amid debate on the bloated, wasteful farm bill.  It has become painfully clear that a unified Republican Congress is not serious about getting America’s fiscal house in order.  The victims of this continued profligate spending are today’s taxpayers and future generations who will inherit the $21 trillion debt that Congress has utterly failed to curtail.”

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

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