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Strong National Intelligence Leadership Needed for 5G Security

The U.S. must have strong leaders who will protect our national security by creating a safe and secure 5G infrastructure and combatting China’s influence in other countries.

February 20, 2020 — Deborah Collier 1582233850

The Role of Facial Recognition for Law Enforcement

As facial recognition becomes widespread, the technology is raising concerns about privacy and security. 

December 17, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1576605671

CCAGW Urges Senators to Include House JEDI Provision in DOD Approps

September 27, 2019

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 (CCAGW), I write to urge you to recede to the provision in the House-passed version of the fiscal year 2020 Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations Act related to the Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) contract and continued oversight of the DOD’s information technology (IT) modernization efforts. 

A National Framework is Needed for Privacy Protection

Congress must promptly address consumer data privacy.

September 16, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1568642619

CCAGW Vote Alert: Oppose H.R. 2203

July 23, 2019

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 vote against H.R. 2203, the ill-advised Homeland Security Improvement Act introduced by Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), which copies the 9/11 Commission to create a new independent body that would oversee the handling of illegal migrants.

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases 2019 Congressional Pig Book

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 2019 Congressional Pig Book, the 27th edition of the group’s exposé on pork-barrel spending.

Coalition to OMB Acting Director Vought: Withdraw the EB-5 "Midnight Rule"

March 28, 2019

The Honorable Russ Vought 
Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget 
725 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20503

Dear Acting Director Vought:

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write to oppose promulgation of Obama-era regulations regarding the employment-based fifth preference (EB-5) visa program. Undercutting the EB-5 program is a mistake that will hurt the U.S. economy by limiting the program’s ability to create jobs and fund infrastructure projects.

CAGW Recommendations for Trump Administration's Nickel Plan- DHS

November 1, 2018

The Honorable Kirstjen Nielsen
Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
300 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024

Dear Secretary Nielsen,

During a meeting on October 17, 2018, President Trump directed you and other members of his Cabinet to cut their department budgets by 5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2019.  With a national debt of more than $21 trillion and the budget deficit soaring to its highest level since 2012, President Trump’s initiative will help to improve fiscal responsibility.

Citizens Against Government Waste Submits Recommendations for President Trump’s Nickel Plan

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) sent letters to 16 federal departments and agencies detailing potential spending cuts that could be made in furtherance of President Trump’s “nickel plan” for an across the board 5 percent budget cut, which he announced on October 17, 2018.

CAGW Recommendations for Trump Administration's Nickel Plan- DHS

November 1, 2018

The Honorable Kirstjen Nielsen
Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
300 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024

Dear Secretary Nielsen,

During a meeting on October 17, 2018, President Trump directed you and other members of his Cabinet to cut their department budgets by 5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2019.  With a national debt of more than $21 trillion and the budget deficit soaring to its highest level since 2012, President Trump’s initiative will help to improve fiscal responsibility.

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