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Media Ownership Rules Don't Make Sense in Today's Marketplace

The government has thousands of outdated rules that must be streamlined and modernized.

CAGW Files Comments with FCC on the use of the 5.9 GHz Spectrum Band

On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of Citizens Against Government Waste, I am submitting this ex parté letter in response to the letter dated October 28, 2019, from a group of automotive safety advocates urging the commission to “preserve the 5.9 GHz band for transportation safety.”


On October 21, 1999, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted exclusive rights to 75 MHz of spectrum in the 5.9 GHz range for the development of dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) systems operating in the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) radio service for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications between automobiles.  The FCC’s Report and Order stated that the spectrum could only be used for DSRC systems that the automotive industry had been exploring as an option to improve traffic safety.[1]

Treat: RIFO Is Upheld and the Internet Remains Open

The FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO) was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

CBA's Criticism of Senate Testimony on C-Band Is Ludicrous

CAGW reiterates its position that only the FCC should conduct an auction of c-band spectrum rather than allowing foreign satellite companies to benefit at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.

The Restoring Internet Freedom Order Court Decision

The Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO), which determined that broadband internet access services (BIAS) are an information service under Title I of the Communications Act of 1934, was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (the Court) on October 1, 2019, in the case of Mozilla v.

CCAGW Urges Senators to Include House JEDI Provision in DOD Approps

September 27, 2019

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 write to urge you to recede to the provision in the House-passed version of the fiscal year 2020 Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations Act related to the Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) contract and continued oversight of the DOD’s information technology (IT) modernization efforts. 

A National Framework is Needed for Privacy Protection

Congress must promptly address consumer data privacy.

Time is Ticking on USMCA

In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into force, creating a partnership between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that progressively eliminated tariffs and all duties and quantitative restrictions, except for a limited number of agriculture products, traded with Canada, that were eliminated by 2008.

CAGW Statement on T-Mobile and Sprint Merger

CAGW urges the FCC to approve the draft order issue by Chairman Pai.


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CAGW Names Speaker Nancy Pelosi October 2019 Porker of the Month

Speaker Pelosi is CAGW's Porker of the Month for pushing a partisan drug pricing bill that will implement dangerous price controls.