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CAGW Releases February 2017 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
February 24, 2017  

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

CAGW Releases Comprehensive Waste Cutting Proposals for 115th Congress

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
February 13, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its Critical Waste Issues for the 115th Congress.  The report cuts through the clutter to outline important proposals for smaller and more efficient government. 

At Age 21, Telecommunications Act Needs to Grow Up

On February 8, 2017, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 turns 21 years old.  Some might say, “Oh, here is a law that has stood the test of time.”  But they would be wrong.

House Passage of the Email Privacy Act

On February 6, 2017, increased privacy for emails took a step forward with the House passage of H.R. 387, the Email Privacy Act.  This legislation provides a much-needed update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), and extends the legal requirements of warrants to email communications stored by cloud services providers.

Vote YES to H.R. 387, the Email Privacy Act

February 6, 2017

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

Dear Representative,

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. 387, the Email Privacy Act, which provides a much-needed update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).

CCAGW Comments to House Judiciary Committee on Copyright Proposal

January 31, 2017

 

Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte                          The Honorable John Conyers, Jr.
Chairman                                                            Ranking Member
House Judiciary Committee                               House Judiciary Committee
2138 Rayburn House Office Building                 B351 Rayburn House Office Building
U.S. House of Representatives                          U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.  20515                                   Washington, D.C.  20515

Coalition Supports Email Privacy Act in 115th Congress

January 30, 2017

Chairman Bob Goodlatte
Ranking Member John Conyers
House Judiciary Committee
United States House of Representatives

Dear Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers,

To House of Representatives: Rescind FCC's Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules

January 27, 2017

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

Dear Representative,

On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, I urge you to use the authority provided to Congress in the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to rescind the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules which were approved on October 27, 2016.

To Senate: Rescind FCC's Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules

January 27, 2017

U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C.  20510

Dear Senator,

On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, I urge you to use the authority provided to Congress in the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to rescind the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules which were approved on October 27, 2016.

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CAGW Names Rep. Nancy Pelosi February 2017 Porker of the Month

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