California - Oppose SB 460

January 10, 2018

Dear legislators,

On behalf of the 259,892 members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in California, I urge you to oppose SB 460.

The internet is not contained within a single state’s boundaries and therefore the participants in the internet ecosystem, including internet service providers, can only be regulated by the federal government under the Commerce Clause, Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution.

Coalition Letter to Ambassador Lighthizer Urging Strong Protections of IP in NAFTA Renegotiations

December 18th, 2017

The Honorable Robert E. Lighthizer
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Executive Office of the President
600 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

Dear Ambassador Lighthizer,

CCAGW Encourages Rep. Stivers' Support for Chairman Pai

December 14, 2017

1022 Longworth HOB
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.  20515

Dear Representative Stivers,

We are pleased that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken the critical step to remove the antiquated, depression-era regulations over the internet that were imposed in February 2015 under former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler.

Citizens Against Government Waste Cheers FCC’s Restoration of Internet Freedom

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz released a statement following the approval of the landmark Restoring Internet Freedom order by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The Sky is Not Falling, and the World isn't Going to End

The sign that appears in quaint shops and businesses across the country, “Keep Calm and Carry On,” originated from a 1939 British motivational poster.  This applies universally and over time; it is particularly relevant in a world that responds instantaneously to social media and “news.”

Citizens Against Government Waste Announces 2017 Porker of the Year Nominees

(Washington, D.C.) - Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today announced the nominees for its 2017 Porker of the Year.  People may cast their ballots for the candidate they think was the most reprehensible Porker in 2017 in an online poll at  The six finalists were chosen by CAGW staff from among 11 worthy Porkers of the Month from this year.  The voting deadline is December 31, 2017 and the results will be announced on January 3, 2018.

Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Sen. Lankford’s “Federal Fumbles” Waste Report

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) praised Sen. James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) third annual government waste report, “Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball,” which reveals $473.6 billion in wasteful spending.

Citizens Against Government Waste Condemns Vile Attacks on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released a statement in response to the flurry of hateful attacks and personal threats against Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and his family.

CAGW Statement on FCC Internet Freedom Rulemaking

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz released a statement following the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announcement that it will be considering the Restoring Internet Freedom rulemaking at its December meeting. 

The Highs and Lows of the 2018 NDAA

On November 16, 2017, the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 was sent to President Trump to sign into law after swiftly passing both the House of Representatives and the Senate.


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CAGW Names Nancy Pelosi 2017 Porker of the Year

Rep. Pelosi is CAGW's 2017 Porker of the Year for her long history of misinformation and hyperbole regarding Obamacare.