Appropriations

Oppose Any Efforts to Restore Earmarks

In case you missed it, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is forwarding for your immediate reference a December 8, 2017 op-ed entitled, "Republicans should know reviving earmarks is a political nightmare" by CAGW's President Tom Schatz.  For more information, please do not hesitate to call us at 202.467.5300.

Republicans should know reviving earmarks is a political nightmare

Citizens Against Government Waste to Host Sen. James Lankford on Facebook Live Tomorrow

(Washington, D.C.) – Tomorrow morning, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz will be hosting Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) for a conversation about government waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement exclusively on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. EST.

The Clock is Delayed but Still Ticking for E-Cigarettes

The Family Smoking and Prevention Tobacco Control Act Tobacco became law in June 2009 and gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to regulate the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of all tobacco products.  On May 5, 2016, the FDA finalized a rule that brought all tobacco products under its authority, including Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes.  The regulation did

Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Sen. Lankford’s “Federal Fumbles” Waste Report

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) praised Sen. James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) third annual government waste report, “Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball,” which reveals $473.6 billion in wasteful spending.

Open Letter to Congress: Strengthen Fiscal Controls

November 15, 2017

Dear Members of Congress:

We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our deep concern with the nation’s finances and our united desire to seek lasting fiscal responsibility. The total federal debt exceeds $20 trillion. This fact alone ought to warrant universal outrage, but instead, many continue to put the national debt – and more significantly, the unsustainable spending that drives it – on the back burner.

CAGW Names Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen September 2017 Porker of the Month

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

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) its September 2017 Porker of the Month for earmarking $900 million for a massive transportation boondoggle.

Spending Cut Alert: H.R. 3354 (FY2018 Appropriations)

September 6, 2017

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

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, for fiscal year (FY) 2018.  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 the following amendments to H.R. 3354:

Spending Cut Alert: H.R. 3354 (FY2018 Appropriations)

September 13, 2017

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

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018.  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 the following amendments to H.R. 3354:

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases Prime Cuts 2017

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released Prime Cuts 2017, the latest edition of the group’s comprehensive waste-cutting recommendations that would eliminate unnecessary and ineffective federal programs and spending. 

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases August 2017 WasteWatcher

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its August 2017 WasteWatcher.

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CAGW Names Rep. Elijah Cummings November 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Cummings is CAGW's November Porker of the Month for attempting to place price controls on prescription drugs.