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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

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Proves Once Again He Is the Worst Mayor Ever

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio continues to ask for bailouts for the city, despite irresponsible spending before and during the pandemic. 

November 3, 2020 — Frances Floresca 1604430393

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

House Judiciary Committee Antitrust Report Is Anti-Competitive

The House Judiciary Committee Majority Staff Report on Competition in Digital Markets is anti-competitive and a waste of the taxpayers' money.

October 7, 2020 — Thomas Schatz 1602104835

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.

Pandemic Spending Demonstrates Disconnect in Pentagon's Priorities

Pentagon officials used money provided for pandemic preparedness to support local jobs.  This should mark the end of further stimulus funding for the Department of Defense.

September 25, 2020 — Sean Kennedy 1601053592

RSC American Worker Report Deserves Consideration in Congress

The Republican Study Committee American Worker Task Force report includes more than 100 recommendations on education, labor, and welfare programs that would eliminate wasteful spending and increase the efficiency of the federal government.

 

September 23, 2020 — Thomas Schatz 1600886482

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