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CAGW Recommendations for Trump Administration's Nickel Plan- DOJ

November 1, 2018

The Honorable Jeff Sessions
Attorney General, Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20530

Dear Attorney General Sessions,

During a meeting on October 17, 2018, President Trump directed you and other members of his Cabinet to cut their department budgets by 5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2019.  With a national debt of more than $21 trillion and the budget deficit soaring to its highest level since 2012, President Trump’s initiative will help to improve fiscal responsibility.

CAGW Recommendations for Trump Administration's Nickel Plan- VA

November 1, 2018

The Honorable Robert Wilkie
Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs
1722 I Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20421

Dear Secretary Wilkie,

During a meeting on October 17, 2018, President Trump directed you and other members of his Cabinet to cut their department budgets by 5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2019.  With a national debt of more than $21 trillion and the budget deficit soaring to its highest level since 2012, President Trump’s initiative will help to improve fiscal responsibility.

CAGW Recommendations for Trump Administration's Nickel Plan- DOT

November 1, 2018

The Honorable Elaine Chao
Secretary, Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

Dear Secretary Chao,

During a meeting on October 17, 2018, President Trump directed you and other members of his Cabinet to cut their department budgets by 5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2019.  With a national debt of more than $21 trillion and the budget deficit soaring to its highest level since 2012, President Trump’s initiative will help to improve fiscal responsibility.

Citizens Against Government Waste Lists Taxpayer Tricks and Treats For Halloween 2018

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 18th annual compilation of scary, surreal, and spine-tingling taxpayer tricks and treats.

Congressional Eye Turns to DOD's JEDI Contract

One wonders if the “Force” is working against the Department of Defense (DOD) with its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project (JEDI).  The contract bid request that by some estimates could reach $10 billion to build an enterprise-level commercial cloud solution, including Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service, to support the all defense agencies and military branches, has now come under heightened scrutiny by two members of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee.

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases $3.1 trillion in Waste-Cutting Recommendations

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released Prime Cuts 2018, 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 Blasts House Democrats’ Plan to Revive Earmarks

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement excoriating House Democrats after Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced that reviving pork-barrel earmarks would be part of their “government overhaul package,” should they win a majority in the midterm elections.

Coalition Opposes Durbin Amendment to Compel Biopharmaceutical Companies to Include List Prices in Direct-To-Consumer Advertisements

July 27, 2018

Open Letter to the U.S. Senate: Coalition Opposes Durbin Amendment to Compel Biopharmaceutical Companies to Include List Prices in Direct-To-Consumer Advertisements

Dear Senator:

Coalition Urges Milcon Conferees Not to Bust Spending Caps

July 30, 2018

Coalition Urges Milcon Conferees Not to Bust Spending Caps

To:       Conference Chair Senator Alexander
Senate Appropriations Chair Senator Shelby
Senate Appropriations Ranking Member Leahy
House Appropriations Chair Representative Frelinghuysen
House Appropriations Ranking Member Lowey

CCAGW Urges Support for Sen. Flake's Amendment to Eliminate the USDA's Catfish Inspection Program

July 26, 2018

U.S. Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator,

You will soon consider H.R. 6147, the Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government 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 Sen. Jeff Flake’s (R-Ariz.) amendment to eliminate the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) catfish inspection program.

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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.