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CCAGW Urges Support for Sen. Flake's Amendment to End Subsidies for Bug Farming and Consumption

July 24, 2018

U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 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 #3440 to prohibit agriculture subsidies for cricket farms and the development of bug-based foods for human consumption.

CAGW Releases 2018 Congressional Pig Book

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 2018 Congressional Pig Book, the 26th edition of the group’s exposé on pork-barrel spending. 

Coalition Supports Rep. McHenry's Amendment to H.R. 6147

July 18, 2018

Dear Congressman Patrick McHenry,

On behalf of our organizations and the Americans we represent, we write to express support of your Amendment to Division B, within the Financial Services and General Government section of H.R. 6147. This amendment would prohibit the use of any taxpayer funds for postal banking and financial services and prohibit the creation of any new pilot program that would expand this business practice through collective bargaining.

CCAGW Vote Alert: Amendments to H.R. 6147

July 17, 2018

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

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, 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. 6147:

Rep. Gary Palmer’s (R-Ala.) amendment to eliminate funding for Diesel Emission Reduction Grants and send the savings to the spending reduction account.

Media Alert: 2018 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released This Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2018 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference this Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. EDT. 

Media Alert: 2018 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released July 18, 2018

The little pink book that makes Washington, D.C. squirm is back and bigger than it has been in many years.  Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2018 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference one week from today on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. EDT. 

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Slams Senate for Rejecting Rescissions Package

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement condemning the U.S. Senate for failing to pass President Trump’s commonsense rescissions package.

F-35: More Money, More Problems

The acquisition misadventures of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program have been well-documented.  In development for nearly 17 years and seven years behind schedule, the program is approximately $173 billion over budget and has encountered an abundance of persistent issues.  An April 2015 Government Accountability Office report noted that the lifetime operation and maintenance costs of the most expensive weapon system in history will total approximately $1 trillion. 

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

June 18, 2018

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

Dear Senator,

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.

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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.