Budget

Citizens Against Government Waste to Host Sen. James Lankford on Facebook Live Tomorrow

(Washington, D.C.) – Tomorrow morning, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz will be hosting Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) for a conversation about government waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement exclusively on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. EST.

Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Sen. Lankford’s “Federal Fumbles” Waste Report

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) praised Sen. James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) third annual government waste report, “Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball,” which reveals $473.6 billion in wasteful spending.

Open Letter to Congress: Strengthen Fiscal Controls

November 15, 2017

Dear Members of Congress:

We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our deep concern with the nation’s finances and our united desire to seek lasting fiscal responsibility. The total federal debt exceeds $20 trillion. This fact alone ought to warrant universal outrage, but instead, many continue to put the national debt – and more significantly, the unsustainable spending that drives it – on the back burner.

Connecticut and Pennsylvania Pass Budgets

As we finish our Halloween candy and start preparing for Thanksgiving, each of the fifty states has now passed its required budget.  As forty-nine of the fifty states require a balanced budget, which means the politicians can’t always resort to gimmicks and kick the can down the road like they do in Washington, D.C., the process of budgeting in state capitals takes considerable time and careful deliberation.  This year, for Connecticut and Pennsylvania, passage occurred way behind schedule. 

CCAGW Applauds House for Clearing the Way for Tax Reform

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res. 71, the Senate budget resolution.

Support the Senate-Passed H. Con. Res. 71

October 25, 2017

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

Dear Representative,

Tomorrow you will consider H. Con. Res. 71, the fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget resolution, as amended and passed by the Senate.  On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to vote in favor of the Senate-passed budget resolution with reconciliation instructions so that comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform can be enacted by Congress.

Citizens Against Government Waste Lists Taxpayer Tricks and Treats For Halloween 2017

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released the 17th annual compilation of scary, surreal, and spine-tingling taxpayer tricks and treats.  The following is CAGW’s list of nominees for inclusion in the Fiscal House of Horrors for 2017…

Coalition to House: Expedite Tax Reform By Passing Senate Budget Resolution

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) joined a coalition of taxpayer organizations in sending a letter to the House of Representatives urging them to pass H. Con. Res. 71 as approved by a vote of 51-49 yesterday by the Senate.  This action would accelerate the budget process so that Congress can immediately begin moving forward on tax reform legislation that would simplify the system and put more money back in the hands of hard-working taxpayers.

Open Letter to the House of Representatives: Take Up Senate Budget to Expedite Tax Reform

October 20, 2017

 Open Letter to the House of Representatives: Take Up Senate Budget to Expedite Tax Reform

On behalf of the undersigned organizations and our millions of members, we urge the House of Representatives to pass H. Con. Res. 71, the fiscal year 2018 budget resolution, as amended and passed by the Senate.

Oppose S. Amdt. 1227 to H. Con. Res. 71

October 19, 2017

An Open Letter to Senate Conservatives: Oppose S. Amdt. 1227 to H. Con. Res. 71
Drug Importation Will Hurt, Not Help, Taxpayers and the Economy

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CAGW Names Rep. Elijah Cummings November 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Cummings is CAGW's November Porker of the Month for attempting to place price controls on prescription drugs.