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CCAGW Vote Alert: Amendments to H.R. 3055

CCAGW supports and opposes the following amendments to H.R. 3055.

CCAGW Vote Alert: Amendments to H.R. 2740 (Divisions D & E)

June 17, 2019

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

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider H.R. 2740, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020. 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. 2740:

Division D – State and Foreign Operations

Rep. Rick Allen’s (R-Ga.) amendment to reduce spending in Division D by 1 percent.

CCAGW Vote Alert: Amendments to H.R. 2740 (Divisions A & D)

June 12, 2019

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

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider H.R. 2740, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020. 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. 2740:

Division A – Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education

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.

Members of Congress Again Fail to Learn a Lesson

On May 20, 2019, the House Appropriations Committee released its report to accompany the Department of Defense (DOD) appropriations bill for fiscal year (FY) 2020.  The report provides funding for 90 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft, 12 more than was requested by the Department of Defense (DOD).  This follows the established trend in recent years, including FY 2019, when legislators earmarked $1.8 billion for the JSF program, adding 18 aircraft above th

House Appropriations Imposes Limits on JEDI Contract

The House Appropriations Committee released its report to accompany the Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020.  Included in the report is language that would restrict the expenditure of funds for the DOD’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud procurement.

Minnesota - Oppose Counterproductive Pharmaceutical Transparency Language in Omnibus Bill

May 6, 2019

House and Senate Conference Committee
Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance Division Bill
Minnesota Legislature
95 University Avenue, West
Saint Paul, MN  55155

Dear Conferee,

CCAGW Joins Coalition in Support of H.R. 2505, the USA Act

May 6, 2019

The Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers
United States House of Representatives
1035 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative McMorris Rodgers:

RSC Budget Provides Only Clear Path Toward Fiscal Responsibility

The national debt stands at more than $22 trillion, with trillion-dollar deficits right around the corner.  Entitlement spending continues to rise and is projected to make up 60 percent of spending for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.  Social Security will exceed its income in 2020 for the first time since 1982 and Medicare is set to become insolvent by out in 2026. 

CCAGW Urges Opposition to H.R 2021

April 9, 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 oppose H.R. 2021, the Investing for the People Act, in order to avoid a significant rise in both the spending caps and the national debt.

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CAGW Names Rep. John Carter August 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. Carter is CAGW's Porker of the Month for voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, which saddles taxpayers with more spending and debt.