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CAGW Joins Coalition Letter in Support of Volcker Rule Relief

March 11, 2019

The Honorable Jerome Powell
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
20th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20551

The Honorable Jelena McWilliams
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
550 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20429

The Honorable Joseph Otting
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
400 7th Street, SW, Suite 3E-218
Washington, DC 20219

CCAGW and NTU Urge Immediate Reforms to FHFA

February 13, 2019

The Honorable Joseph Otting
Acting Director
Federal Housing Finance Agency
400 7th St. SW
Washington, D.C. 20219

Dear Comptroller Otting,

Citizens Against Government Waste Submits Recommendations for President Trump’s Nickel Plan

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) sent letters to 16 federal departments and agencies detailing potential spending cuts that could be made in furtherance of President Trump’s “nickel plan” for an across the board 5 percent budget cut, which he announced on October 17, 2018.

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. 

CAGW and NTU Submit Recommendations for Next FHFA Director

September 19, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence
The White House
Office of the Vice President
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Vice President Pence,

GSE Uncertainty Continues to Put Taxpayers at Risk

On September 6, 2018, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing to evaluate the ill-famed ten-year anniversary of conservatorship for government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Committee members and witnesses addressed the inherent dangers of keeping the status quo as well as potential reforms to limit systemic risk.

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.

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. 

Coalition Urges Support for the Elimination of the Office of Financial Research

July 9, 2018

Dear Congressmen Ted Budd and Alex Mooney,

On behalf of our organizations and Americans we represent, we write to express support of your legislation, H.R. 5470. This legislation will eliminate the Office of Financial Research, a duplicative department created from Dodd-Frank and without congressional oversight.


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CAGW Names Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez March 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is CAGW's Porker of the Month for taking the lead in proposing a “Green New Deal” that would bankrupt America.