Appropriations

Oppose the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

February 8, 2018

Dear Members of Congress,

On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to oppose the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 in order to avoid busting spending caps, suspending the debt limit, and growing the national debt.

CAGW: Fiscal Responsibility Flouted in Cap-Busting Budget Deal

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement today following the announcement of a fiscal year 2018 and 2019 budget agreement that would bust the budget caps by $300 billion.

Support S. 2330, the Earmark Elimination Act

January 31, 2018

U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator,

On January 23, 2018, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced S. 2330, the Earmark Elimination Act, a bipartisan bill that would make permanent the 2010 earmark moratorium. 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 this legislation.

Conservative Coalition Demands Transparency in Earmark Debate

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), along with 20 other leading conservative organizations, sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, urging him to make public any vote to alter or abolish the House’s current moratorium on earmarks.  

Conservative Groups to Speaker Ryan: Do Not Restore Earmarks

January 26, 2018

Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C.  20515

Dear Mr. Speaker,

On behalf of the undersigned organizations and our millions of members, we appreciate your leadership in bringing the debate over earmarks into the open after the attempt to modify the earmark moratorium in the Republican Conference on November 16, 2016. 

CAGW Names Rep. Tom Cole January 2018 Porker of the Month

For Immediate Release      Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
January 23, 2018  

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) its January 2018 Porker of the Month for his leading role in the charge to revive wasteful and corruptive earmarks.

Citizens Against Government Waste Leads Taxpayer Coalition Opposing the Return of Congressional Earmarks

(Washington, D.C.) – This afternoon, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz, along with a coalition of taxpayer watchdog groups and lawmakers, held a press conference on Capitol Hill voicing their vigorous opposition to the House’s plan to resurrect the most corrupt and wasteful practice in congressional history:  Earmarks.

Citizens Against Government Waste Testifies Before House Rules Committee, Opposes Return of Earmarks

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz testified this morning before the House Rules Committee hearing entitled, “Article I: Effective Oversight and the Power of the Purse.”  Schatz’s message to the committee was vigorous opposition to resurrecting the most corrupt and wasteful practice in congressional history:  Earmarks.

Media Advisory: Taxpayer Coalition Opposing Earmarks to Hold Press Conference on Capitol Hill Tomorrow

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will be holding a press conference tomorrow, January 18, 2018 at 2:45pm to declare the unified opposition of taxpayer watchdogs to the return of the wasteful and corrupt practice of congressional earmarking.

ICYMI: Earmark Myths and Realities

In case you missed it, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) is forwarding for your immediate reference a January 11, 2018 blog post entitled, "Myths and Realities: Earmarks" by CAGW's President Tom Schatz.  For more information, please do not hesitate to call us at 202.467.5300.

Myths and Realities: Earmarks

 

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CAGW Names Rep. Tom Cole January 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Cole is CAGW's Porker of the Month for his leading role in the charge to revive wasteful and corruptive earmarks.