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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.

Coalition Urges Senate Support for "Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act"

June 15, 2018

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

Dear Senator,

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.

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.

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CAGW Names Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham June 2019 Porker of the Month

Gov. Lujan Grisham is CAGW's Porker of the Month for collaborating with green energy firms to enact a "Mini-Green New Deal."