Budget

America First, Duplicative Programs Last

By Rachel Cole

WasteWatcher, March 2017

On March 16, 2017, the White House released its budget, “America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.”  This “skinny budget” increases spending for defense by $54 billion and cuts an equal amount of money for duplicative and wasteful programs.  The budget calls also cuts burdensome regulations and calls for better management of federal programs. 

The Debt Ceiling: Extraordinary Measures and Where to Find Them

On March 7, 2017, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced that if the debt ceiling was not raised or extended before March 16, the Treasury will be unable to borrow funds for standard operating procedures.  In order to avoid breaching the debt ceiling, the Treasury will be forced to take extraordinary measures so that it is able to continue borrowing, but this will only last for a short period.  Another debt ceiling fight in Congress is inevitable, but most likely not un

Flake, et al. to POTUS: Veto Earmarks!

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at a time when the U.S. House of Representatives is contemplating a return to the “insidious” practice of “earmarking,” U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), joined by a handful of his colleagues, wrote to President Donald J. Trump urging the nation’s chief executive to veto any legislation that includes earmarks.  According to Sen.

CCAGW Supports Obamacare Repeal

March 1, 2017

The Honorable Kevin Brady
Chairman
Committee on Ways and Means
U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Greg Walden
Chairman
Committee on Energy and Commerce
U.S. House of Representatives

Dear Chairman Brady and Chairman Walden,

Vote YES on HR 1009 and HR 1004

March 1, 2017

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

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider H.R. 1009, the OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act, and H.R. 1004, the Regulatory Integrity Act.  On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to support these bills.

Vote YES to H.R. 998

February 28, 2017

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

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider H.R. 998, the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act.  On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to support this legislation.

CAGW Releases February 2017 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
February 24, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its February 2017 WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its February edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

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CAGW Names Sen. Al Franken March 2017 Porker of the Month

Sen. Franken is CAGW's March Porker of the Month for his absurd defense of the bureaucratic takeover of the internet.