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Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Senate GOP’s Permanent Earmark Ban

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement applauding the Senate Republican Conference for voting to adopt a permanent ban on pork-barrel earmarks.  CAGW has supported a permanent ban since the temporary moratorium was imposed in 2011. 

USPS Losses Deepening; Bold Postal Reform Wallows

The United States Postal Service (USPS) today released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 2nd quarter financial statement and the news is both predictable and alarming. 

Minnesota - Oppose Counterproductive Pharmaceutical Transparency Language in Omnibus Bill

May 6, 2019

House and Senate Conference Committee
Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance Division Bill
Minnesota Legislature
95 University Avenue, West
Saint Paul, MN  55155

Dear Conferee,

CCAGW Joins Coalition in Support of H.R. 2505, the USA Act

May 6, 2019

The Honorable Cathy McMorris Rodgers
United States House of Representatives
1035 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative McMorris Rodgers:

Ohio - Oppose IPI Budget Provision

May 6, 2019

Ohio House of Representatives
77 South High Street
Columbus, Ohio  43215

Dear Representative,

It is our understanding that the Speaker of the House introduced a rewrite of the budget that includes a provision that would adopt an international pricing index (IPI) should the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) adopt a similar measure for Medicare Part B.  On behalf of the 123,925 members of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) in the state of Ohio, I ask that you oppose this measure.

RSC Budget Provides Only Clear Path Toward Fiscal Responsibility

The national debt stands at more than $22 trillion, with trillion-dollar deficits right around the corner.  Entitlement spending continues to rise and is projected to make up 60 percent of spending for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.  Social Security will exceed its income in 2020 for the first time since 1982 and Medicare is set to become insolvent by out in 2026. 

CCAGW Urges Opposition to H.R 2021

April 9, 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 oppose H.R. 2021, the Investing for the People Act, in order to avoid a significant rise in both the spending caps and the national debt.

Senate Disaster Supplemental Would Add Billions of Dollars to Deficit Spending

The Senate is considering another poorly designed disaster aid package.  With a price tag of $13.5 billion, the Senate intends to use the bill’s disaster and emergency spending designation as a way to circumvent the spending caps put in place by the Budget Control Act of 2011.  The bill will boost funding for programs that are not intended to respond to natural disasters.

California - Support AB 62

March 26, 2019

The Honorable Cottie Petrie-Norris
Accountability and Administrative Review Committee
California State Assembly
Sacramento, California 95814

Re: SUPPORT – AB 62 (Fong): Budget Transparency Act of 2019

Dear Assemblymember Petrie-Norris,

Citizens Against Government Waste Proposals Included in Trump FY 2020 Budget

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement following the release of President Donald Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget proposals for Major Savings and Reforms.

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CAGW Names Sen. Elizabeth Warren May 2019 Porker of the Month

Sen. Warren is CAGW's Porker of the Month for proposing a taxpayer-funded student loan bailout and "free" college.