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Medicaid: The Feds Have Failed To Stop the Waste and Mismanagement, Let The States Try

Medicaid is losing billions to waste, fraud, and abuse, and the program is crushing state budgets  The feds haven't been able to fix it.  Let the states try.  

January 14, 2020 — Leslie Paige 1579037316

CAGW Encourages FAA to Support Enhanced ADS-C Systems

CAGW asks the FAA to implement enhanced ADS-C systems as a cost-effective, failsafe means to comply with scheduled changes to minimum separation standards in U.S. oceanic airspace.

CCAGW Urges Representatives to Oppose H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158

CCAGW urges lawmakers to oppose two omnibus appropriations bills that will cost taxpayers $1.37 trillion.

CCAGW Urges Senators to Oppose Costly Provisions in S. 1895

CCAGW urges senators to avoid adding Sections 205 and 306 of S. 1895 to an omnibus appropriation, continuing resolution, or other must-pass bill.

Coalition Opposes Jamming Surprise Billing Deal Onto Year-End Legislation

CCAGW joins coalition urging Members of Congress to avoid forcing any surprise billing proposal into year-end legislation.

CCAGW Urges Republicans to Oppose Price-Control Provisions in Appropriations Package

CCAGW urges Senators to oppose any price control, or similar mandate, that may be offered as an amendment to any end-of-the-year continuing resolution or omnibus appropriations bill.

Congress Should not Specify Advanced Technology for Aviation Safety and Efficiency

Congress should not pick winners and losers in FAA's bid to improve safety and efficiency. 

December 6, 2019 — Allen Johnson 1575659900

Senate Omnibus Likely Loaded with Old Earmarks

Nearly all of the programs that received earmarks last year in the relevant appropriations bills were funded again in the Senate omnibus bill. It appears that Senators loaded up the bill with the same old earmarks. 

October 25, 2019 — Sean Kennedy 1572023022

Senate DOD Appropriations Bill Lacks House JEDI Guardrails

In the ongoing saga of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud services contract, the bill and report language for S. 2474, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2020 was filed by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) on September 12, 2019.  Unlike its House of Representatives counterpart, H.R.

September 25, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1569443724

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