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CCAGW Urges Representatives to Oppose Budget-Busting Caps Deal

Letters to Officials

July 23, 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 reject the budget agreement arranged by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the White House.

As it is currently written, the deal would raise discretionary spending caps by $320 billion over the next two years with less than a quarter of that amount offset beginning 2028, if at all. The price to taxpayers will be another $2 trillion in deficit spending.

The Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) established caps to keep Washington’s runaway spending in check. This deal erases those caps and repeals the final two years of the BCA, which will cost the average American household an additional $16,463 over ten years.

Fiscally responsible members of Congress should oppose the budget deal and force leadership to renegotiate for genuine fiscal accountability. As it stands, this deal shreds hard-fought budget constraint and will be disastrous to the nation’s fiscal sovereignty and the taxpayers.

Again, I urge you to oppose this deal. All votes on the budget deal will be among those considered for CCAGW’s 2019 Congressional Ratings.

Thank for your consideration. If you have any questions, please contact CCAGW Government Affairs Director Allen Johnson at  


Tom Schatz
President, CCAGW

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