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CAGW Releases May 2017 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
May 19, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its May 2017 WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its May edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Setting the Internet Free

By Deborah Collier

WasteWatcher, May 2017

FCC’s Effort to Restore Internet Freedom Moves Forward

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
May 18, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for officially beginning the process of restoring internet freedom by approving Chairman Ajit Pai’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which seeks to repeal the 2015 “Open Internet Order (OIO).”

Another Tool to Modernize Federal IT

The federal government spends more than $80 billion annually on information technology (IT), with more than 75 percent of this spending used on operations and maintenance of existing legacy IT systems.  On May 17, 2017, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2227, the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 (MGT Act). 

Coalition Urges Support for "No Regulation Without Representation Act"

Dear Representatives: 

We, the undersigned organizations representing millions of Americans, write to express gratitude to Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner for his introduction of the No Regulation without Representation Act of 2017 and to voice our support for the legislation. The bill codifies the requirement that businesses have to be physically located in a state before they can be taxed or regulated, protecting them while maintaining state sovereignty. 

FCC Comments on Restoring Internet Freedom

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Oppose Efforts to Implement Patchwork Privacy Regulations - Internet Privacy - Minnesota

The Minnesota Senate

75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

St. Paul, Minnesota 55155

 

Dear Senator,

I urge you to oppose efforts to impose restrictions on consumer privacy at the state level, in order to avoid a patchwork of confusing privacy laws across the country that could hinder innovation and broadband infrastructure development in your communities.

NYT Is Completely Wrong on Internet Freedom

The New York Times’ April 30 editorial on the effort by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to restore internet freedom gets everything wrong, particularly the claim that giving something for free as an inducement to sell services is somehow bad for consumers and small businesses. 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Begins to Free the Internet From Burdensome Overregulation

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
April 26, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) praised Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai today after his announcement of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that is intended to reconsider the imposition of an outdated regulatory regime on the internet.

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CAGW Names Rep. Tom Rooney May 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Rooney is CAGW's May Porker of the Month for his his reckless push to revive earmarks, one of the most corrupt practices in the history of Congress.