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CAGW Submits Reply Comments to FCC Supporting Internet Freedom

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz today submitted public reply comments to the to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that removes an outdated regulatory regime from the internet and restores internet freedom.

FCC Reply Comments on Restoring Internet Freedom (8/15/2017)

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In the Matter of
 
Restoring Internet Freedom
 
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WC Docket No. 17-108
 

 

Reply Comments of

ECPA Modernization Act of 2017 Introduced

The following statement is attributable to Thomas A. Schatz, President, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste on the introduction of the ECPA Modernization Act of 2017 on July 27, 2017:

To House Judiciary Committee: Swift Consideration of CLASSICS Act

July 26, 2017

The Honorable Robert W. Goodlatte                     
Chairman                                                                     
House Judiciary Committee                                           
2138 Rayburn House Office Building                         
Washington, D.C.  20515                                            

The Honorable John Conyers, Jr.
Ranking Member
House Judiciary Committee
B351 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.  20515

CAGW Releases July 2017 WasteWatcher

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

July 26, 2017
 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its July 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 July edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

The Dangers of Single-Payer Healthcare

Coalition Urges for Free and Open Internet Without Title II Regulation

RE: WC Docket No. 17-108; Restoring Internet Freedom

Ms. Marlene Dortch, Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

Dear Ms. Dortch:

We, the undersigned organizations and trade associations, thank the Commission for taking a leadership role in restoring internet freedom. We believe that it is possible to have a free and open internet without treating broadband like a public utility under Title II of the rotary-phone era Communications Act of 1934.

FCC Comments on Restoring Internet Freedom (7/14/2017)

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WC Docket No. 17-108
 

 
Comments of

A Day of Uniform, Uninformed Activity

The "net neutrality" proponents are at it again, plotting to slog up the internet with a “Day of Action” on July 12, 2017.  Similar activity occurred in 2012 in response to legislation regarding online piracy.  Since that legislation was abandoned by Congress, these same agitators believe they will have success in shutting down the Restoring Internet Freedom Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) (WC Docket No.

This is Not What I Meant by Revamp

In April 2017, CAGW published an article I wrote regarding FedRAMP, and efforts to modernize and streamline the process.  Part the effort was the proposed implementation of a FedRAMP Tailored process for low-impact systems.

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Citizens Against Government Waste Names Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz July 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Chaffetz is CAGW's July Porker of the Month for advocating for taxpayer-funded housing for members of Congress