Appropriations

House Appropriations Boosts Spending for Costly F-35 Program… Again

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the House Committee on Appropriations passed the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Defense Appropriations bill by a vote of 48-4.  The bill provides $674.6 billion in total spending for the Department of Defense (DOD), including $606.5 billion in base discretionary spending as well as $68.1 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations account.  As has become commonplace, this annual legislation provides funding for programs that the DOD simply does not need, including an increase in

Open Letter to the U.S. Senate: Oppose Efforts to Retreat on Spending Restraint

June 12, 2018

Open Letter to the U.S. Senate: Oppose Efforts to Retreat on Spending Restraint

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, representing millions of Americans, we strongly urge all Senators to oppose Senator Cotton’s (R-AR) amendment #2321 to S. 2987, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019.

CCAGW Vote Alert: Amendments to H.R. 5895

June 7, 2018

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

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019. 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. 5895:

Rep. Ralph Norman’s (R-S.C.) amendment to reduce the total amount of appropriations made available by $1.5 billion to match the fiscal year 2018 enacted level.

Coalition Reiterates Support for the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act

June 7, 2018

Open Letter to Congress: Support H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act

Dear Member of Congress, 

On behalf of the undersigned organizations and the millions of Americans that we represent, we write to express our support for the rescissions request sent to Congress by the Trump administration. We are pleased to see efforts to scale back unused and unnecessary federal spending and urge you to support this package.

CCAGW Urges Support for H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act

June 6, 2018

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. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act.

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Opposes House Farm Bill

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) sent a letter to the House of Representatives, urging them to oppose H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018.

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Endorses Amendments to House Farm Bill

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) sent a letter to the House of Representatives, urging them approve several amendments to H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018.

CCAGW Urges Support for Senator Paul's Penny Plan Balanced Budget

Washington has put taxpayers at risk and on a dangerous trajectory by continuing to increase spending and raise the debt ceiling without regard to incoming levels of revenue or cutting waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement.

Coalition Supports Amending Ag Approps with Cole-Bishop Legislation

May 15, 2018

House Committee on Appropriations
H305 The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative,

Coalition Letter to Congress: Support H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act

May 11, 2018

Open Letter to Congress: Support H.R. 3, the Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act

Dear Member of Congress,

On behalf of the undersigned organizations and the millions of Americans that we represent, we write to express our support for the rescissions request sent to Congress by the Trump administration. We are pleased to see efforts to scale back unused and unnecessary federal spending and urge you to support this package.

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CAGW Names Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand May 2018 Porker of the Month

Sen. Gillibrand is CAGW's Porker of the Month her proposal to force the fiscally-imperiled United States Postal Service to expand into banking.