Citizens Against Government Waste Highlights GAO Duplication Report

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) highlighted the release of the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) eighth annual report on, “Additional Opportunities to Reduce Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial Benefits.”

Recognizing the Value of Women’s Intellectual Property Rights on World IP Day

The creative influence of women around the globe is of critical importance to innovation.

Without Oversight, RUS Broadband Grant Program Could Follow Path of Stimulus

The recently released Farm Bill contained many of the same wasteful spending items found in past Farm Bills, but also held a few surprises that if not contained with transparency and appropriate oversight could lead to further wasteful spending.

Coalition Letter Expressing Support for Recent Hearings on Internet Platforms

April 17, 2018

Dear Chairmen Grassley, Goodlatte, Thune, and Walden

The United States is the birthplace of the internet, and it is America’s commitment to freedom, the rule-of-law and free market capitalism that has allowed the internet to flourish. But as the internet matures, so too must the companies that have benefited most from its proliferation and adoption.

As conservative organizations representing millions of Americans we applaud your recent hearings on growing concerns about how dominant internet platforms are impacting hundreds of millions of Americans.

Rhode Island Governor Raimondo - Thank You for Opposing 911 Fee Diversion

April 17, 2018

The Honorable Gina Raimondo
Governor of Rhode Island
82 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02903

Dear Governor Raimondo:

On behalf of the 4,802 members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Rhode Island, I want to thank you for voicing your support to change state law to prohibit 9-1-1 fee diversion in your state.

Music Copyright Modernization Moves Forward

Technological advances over the past several decades have dramatically changed the way everyone listens to music, but compensation for performers, producers, and songwriters remains in the dark ages.  They do not receive just compensation for the intellectual property created by their hard work and ingenuity. 

Support for Music Modernization Coalition Letter

April 4, 2018

Dear Members of the House Judiciary Committee:

On behalf of our organizations we write to express our support for a package of bills that are encompassed in the Music Modernization Act, which will update copyright law to the benefit of America’s creative community.

CCAGW Urges Support for Music Copyright Modernization Act

April 11, 2018

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Member of the House Judiciary Committee,

On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to support H.R. 5447, the Music Modernization Act.

The House Judiciary Committee has been working to reform copyright law for the past two Congresses. This legislation is the first comprehensive effort to address the inequities in compensation within the music industry.

Colorado - Oppose HB18-1312

April 2, 2018

Dear Legislator,

On behalf of the 36,298 members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Colorado, I urge you to oppose HB18-1312.  This legislation would create uncertainty for internet service providers (ISPs), curtail broadband deployment in underserved areas, and waste tax dollars while positioning Colorado for a likely loss in court.

Federal IT Procurement Gone Awry

The concept that federal information technology (IT) procurement should be technology and vendor neutral is among the best practices for federal government agencies.  However, when a large federal agency issues an exceptionally large cloud contract to a predetermined vendor for a specific technology solution without competitive bidding, such a contract is neither technology nor vendor neutral.  A Department of Defense (DOD) contract to fix its agency-wide cloud problem is such a case.


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CAGW Names Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser April 2018 Porker of the Month

Mayor Bowser is CAGW's Porker of the Month for attempting to bail out the failing Washington Metrorail system by taxing Uber and Lyft riders.