Commerce

Email Privacy Legislation Reintroduced in the House

Advances in technology over the past 30 years have rendered the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the law that established the standards for government access to private electronic communications, out of date.  ECPA was enacted in 1986, long before individuals and companies connected with each other electronically and stored information through email and in the cloud.  Today’s society communicates in a dramatically different manner than in 1986, with an increasing amount of data stored digitally with third party providers, including emails and other date stored in the cloud. 

CAGW Names Gov. Charlie Baker September Porker of the Month

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
August 29, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) its September Porker of the Month for signing into law a destructive and foolish tax on citizens who use ride-sharing apps in order to bailout the stalled taxi industry.

CAGW Releases September 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
September 14, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its September 2016 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 September edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

A Penny, a Nickel, and a Dollar Walk Into a Bar…

By William M. Christian

September 2016 WasteWatcher

The dire fiscal circumstances facing the country are enough to drive Americans to drink.  But when it comes to the billions of dollars that could be saved for taxpayers, currency modernization represents a much-needed tonic, as well as a partial cure for the spending-like-drunken-sailors hangover that seriously threatens the country’s well-being.

Nullify the Department of Labor’s Proposed Overtime Regulation

May 17, 2016

Members of Congress:

On behalf of the undersigned organizations and the millions of Americans we represent, we write to express our strong support for S. 2707 and H.R. 4773, the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (PWAOA), and all efforts to defund, block, and otherwise nullify the Obama Administration’s effort to change our nation’s overtime rules. The administration’s proposed overtime rule, should it be made final, would threaten flexible work arrangements and paths to success.

CAGW Releases 2016 Congressional Pig Book

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
April 13, 2016  

Schatz: “Earmarks are making an unwelcome comeback”

Vote YES on H.R. 644 with PITFA

December 10, 2015

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 write to urge your support for H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. CCAGW is pleased that the conferees saw fit to include language from H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA), in the final reported language of H.R. 644.

Coalition Opposes H.R. 707 'Restore America's Wire Act'

October 27, 2015

Dear Messrs. Chairmen and Ranking Members:

 
We write to thank you for your leadership in protecting federalism and the idea that regulation of gaming is better left to the states.

Alas, Poor Internet, We Hardly Knew Ye

For Immediate Release Contact: Leslie Paige 202-467-5300
February 26, 2015  

CAGW Releases November WasteWatcher Report

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
October 13, 2014  

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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.