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CCAGW Urges Opposition to H.R. 1644

April 8, 2019

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 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 oppose H.R. 1644, the proposed government takeover of the internet.

CCAGW Vote Alert: Oppose H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act of 2019

April 2, 2019

Committee on Energy and Commerce
U.S. House of Representatives
2125 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative,

During tomorrow’s full committee markup, you will consider a government takeover of the internet, H.R. 1644, the Save the Internet Act of 2019.  On behalf of the more than one million members and supports of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to oppose this legislation.

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Testifies Before Texas State House Committee in Support of HB 3535

(Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday evening, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) Director of Technology and Telecommunications Policy Deborah Collier testified before the Texas House Committee on State Affairs in support of HB 3535.

Coalition Comments to FCC on KidVid Regulations

March 26, 2019

VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION

Marlene H. Dortch
Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
44512th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

Re:   Children’s Television Programming Rules, MB Docket No. 18-202; Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative, MB Docket No. 17-105

Dear Ms. Dortch:

House Energy and Commerce: Coalition Supports Comprehensive Federal Privacy Law

March 28, 2019

The Honorable Frank Pallone, Jr.
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Greg Walden
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Jan Schakowsky
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

The Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representatives Pallone, Walden, Schakowsky, and McMorris Rodgers:

Senate Commerce: Coalition Supports Comprehensive Federal Privacy Law

March 28, 2019

The Honorable Roger Wicker
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Maria Cantwell
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Jerry Moran
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Richard Blumenthal
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senators Wicker, Cantwell, Moran, and Blumenthal:

FCC TV White Space Decision Clears Path for Rural Broadband

Many rural communities and those living in remote areas often have difficulty accessing the internet or using broadband to the extent that their urban counterparts can achieve.  There has been a great deal of discussion about bridging the digital divide between urban and rural communities. 

In seeking solutions to this disparity, technology companies have been working on creative answers to allow greater access to the internet.  Among these potential solutions to bridge the digital divide is using TV white space (TVWS).

CCAGW Applauds Sen. John Kennedy’s Fight Against Foreign Corporate Welfare

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) for his support of a public auction for C-band spectrum, which would provide transparency to taxpayers and prevent U.S.-owned spectrum from being sold by foreign companies in countries like Luxemburg.

Texas - Support SB 1152

March 22, 2019

Texas Senate
State Capitol
Austin, TX 78701

Dear Senators,

On behalf of the 148,867 members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in Texas, I urge you to support SB 1152.  This important legislation would ensure a fair system of taxation for telecommunications providers and enhance the strength of Texas as a national leader in the tech and telecom space.

The Fallacy of Surveys and Studies

In college, during a discussion of surveys in one of my political science classes, I learned that survey writers often skew questions to achieve the desired results.  A prime example of how this occurs can be found in a survey that was frequently cited on March 6, 2019, when Democrats in Congress announced the introduction of the “Save the Internet Act.”  Fittingly, the survey was

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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.