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To Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee: Support Gov. Perry for Energy Secretary

January 18, 2017

The Honorable Lisa Murkowski
U.S. Senate
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
304 Dirkson Senate Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Chairman Murkowski,

Your committee will soon consider the nomination of Gov. James Richard “Rick” Perry to become the Secretary of Energy.  On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I strongly support Gov. Perry’s confirmation to this post. 

Over 45 Groups to Congress: Oppose Attaching “Green Pork” Tax Provisions to Lame Duck Spending Legislation

October 26, 2016

Dear Majority Leader McConnell and House Speaker Ryan:

On behalf of our organizations and the millions of Americans we represent, we write to express our strong opposition to extending expiring renewable energy provisions on upcoming spending legislation.

CAGW Releases October 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
October 20, 2016 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its October 2016 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 October edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Possessed by Pensions: Impending Union Bailouts

With Halloween around the corner, teenagers and adults alike will dust off classic scary movies, ranging from the comical (Ghostbusters) to the terrifying (The Exorcist).  They may have seen these movies dozens of times, but they continue to be surprised and still jump at the sight of these demonic possessions when young Regan “spider-crawls” down the stairs of her mother’s Georgetown home or ghosts terrorize New York City.  Like these and other scary movies, Congress is on the verge of yet another horror show that has been seen too many times:  a taxpayer-funded bailout.

October 20, 2016 — Rachel Cole 1476978964

Land of the Free and Home of the Subsidies

Renewable energy politics has become a powerful force at both the federal and state level.  Wind and solar advocates argue that renewable energy generates power without the expense of burning fossil fuels. While this may sound appealing, the reality is that this energy supply is highly subsidized and the policies are fossilized.

October 20, 2016 — Andrew Nehring 1476978828

CAGW Releases August 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
August 18, 2016 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its August 2016 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 August edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Social Impact Partnerships: No Social Solyndras

Too often, Congress seems to blindly throw money at the problem du jour and then, without any measure of effectiveness, consider its work to be complete.  This tired (yet persistent) approach may help to explain why federal spending has metastasized unabated, while many social ills remain unsolved.

August 18, 2016 — William Christian 1471541579

Set the Sun on Solar Subsidies

In Nevada, one of many states where taxpayers have been subsidizing solar projects for years, the Public Utility Commission of Nevada (PUC) voted unanimously on December 23, 2015, to increase net metering rates over the next four years.  Two days before the vote, SolarCity declared that it would cease operations in the state if the subsidies were repealed.  However, the PUC’s decision did not mean the fight was completely over for Solar City and other providers.

August 18, 2016 — Alexandra Abrams 1471541157

CAGW Releases July 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
July 14, 2016 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its July 2016 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 July edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Cloudy with a Chance of Subsidies

As tax rebates and incentive payments to businesses continue to deplete revenue intended for Oklahoma’s General Revenue Fund (GRF), which has fallen more than 13 percent below estimates, legislators must come up with a remedy. Otherwise, the $1.3 billion budget shortfall will continue to grow.

July 14, 2016 — Andrew Nehring 1468503184

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