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Taxpayer Alert - A Massive Stimulus Spending Spree Is Being Unleashed

President-elect Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 "relief" and "stimulus" proposal will unleash a massive spending spree that will waste tens of billions of dollars and fail to stimulate the economy.

January 15, 2021 — Thomas Schatz 1610748531

Top 21 Issues for States in 2021

As states prepare for their legislative sessions, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) suggests states should focus on these 21 critical issues. 

December 15, 2020 — Frances Floresca 1608063752

Critical Waste Issues for Defense Authorization Conferees

The House and Senate are currently negotiating the final bill language for the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.  There are certain critifcal waste issues in the legislation that should be addressed before final passage.

December 1, 2020 — Deborah Collier 1606840585

Strike Three for the Pentagon

For the third straight year, the Department of Defense was unable to pass a clean audit.  The Pentagon now estimates that it will need another seven years to accomplish this task.

November 19, 2020 — Sean Kennedy 1605820277

Results of State Ballot Measures

CCAGW took positions for or against eight ballot measures and supported the correct outcomes on five of them. 

November 4, 2020 — Frances Floresca 1604516045

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste State Ballot Measure Guide

Voters across America will be considering ballot initiatives on November 3, 2020.  CCAGW has compiled a list of ballot initiatives to support or oppose. 

October 28, 2020 — Frances Floresca 1603917816

Time to Review and Reduce Duplicative Housing Programs

On October 22, 2020, the Senate Budget Committee released a report highlighting overlap and duplication in federal housing programs.

October 22, 2020 — Deborah Collier 1603385879

CCAGW Sends Letter to Senate and House Armed Services Leadership Regarding NDAA Provisions

CCAGW sends a letter to the four corners regarding the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. CCAGW objects to the provisions of both the House and Senate versions of the NDAA that would eliminate the Chief Management Officer (CMO) position.

CCAGW Sends Letter to House Opposing the HEROES Act

CCAGW sends a letter opposing the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment H.R. 925, now known as the HEROES Act. The HEROES Act will cost approximately $2.2 trillion rather than the original $3.5 trillion. While this revised bill has eliminated some wasteful spending from the prior iteration of the HEROES Act, there is still a large wishlist of spending unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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