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CAGW Releases Comprehensive Waste Cutting Proposals for 116th Congress

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its Critical Waste Issues for the 116th Congress.  The report cuts through the clutter to outline important proposals for smaller and more efficient government.

Citizens Against Government Waste Opposes Additional Trade War Bailouts

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement opposing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s additional round of bailout payments to U.S. farmers hurt by the Trump administration’s ongoing trade war.

CCAGW Urges House to Oppose the 2018 Farm Bill

December 12, 2018

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider the conference report for H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. 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 this legislation.

CCAGW Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Oppose the Farm Bill

An Open Letter to Congress on the Farm Bill

December 11, 2018

Dear Representatives and Senators,

Congress Fails Farmers and Taxpayers with its Farm Bill

President Nixon’s secretary of agriculture, Earl Butz, once said in 1973, “get big or get out.” He enthusiastically urged farmers to buy up their neighbors’ land. Since then, American agriculture policy has enabled big industrialized farm businesses to triumph over smaller family farms. Big businesses usually receive larger subsidies, so the most powerful farming operations are rewarded.

CCAGW Urges Senate to Oppose the 2018 Farm Bill

December 11, 2018

U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator,

You will soon consider the conference report for H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. 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 this legislation.

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Blasts Embarrassing Farm Bill and Rushed Vote

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) condemned the final version of the Farm Bill.  The “compromise” legislation removes nearly every taxpayer reform that was included in previous House and Senate versions.

CAGW Recommendations for Trump Administration's Nickel Plan- USDA

November 1, 2018

The Honorable George “Sonny” Perdue, III
Secretary, Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20250

Dear Secretary Perdue,

During a meeting on October 17, 2018, President Trump directed you and other members of his Cabinet to cut their department budgets by 5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2019.  With a national debt of more than $21 trillion and the budget deficit soaring to its highest level since 2012, President Trump’s initiative will help to improve fiscal responsibility.

Farm Bill Conferees Should Avoid Broadband Overbuild

Broadband overbuild using taxpayer dollars has been an ongoing problem across this country.  Some providers will obtain a grant or loan from a federal agency to build out broadband in rural communities and then use the funding to either deploy or upgrade equipment where broadband already exists rather than spend taxpayer resources on unserved communities where the cost to build networks is much higher.

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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.