General Waste

CAGW Releases July 2017 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release
Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318

July 26, 2017
 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its July 2017 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:

The Dangers of Single-Payer Healthcare

Citizens Against Government Waste Names Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz July 2017 Porker of the Month

For Immediate Release
Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318

July 25, 2017
 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) its July 2017 Porker of the Month for advocating for taxpayer-funded housing for members of Congress.

Oppose H.R 218: King Cove Road Land Exchange Act

July 20, 2017

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

Dear Representative,

You will soon consider H.R. 218, the King Cove Land Exchange Act, sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska).  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 this legislation. 

CAGW Releases 2017 Congressional Pig Book

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 2017 Congressional Pig Book, the 25th edition of the group’s exposé on pork-barrel spending. 

CCAGW to House Republican Conference: Sign Earmark Pledge

July 11, 2017

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 am writing to urge you to sign the attached No Earmarks Pledge.  The pledge asks members of Congress to not request any earmarks, support the extension of the earmark moratorium, and support a permanent ban on earmarks. 

A Day of Uniform, Uninformed Activity

The "net neutrality" proponents are at it again, plotting to slog up the internet with a “Day of Action” on July 12, 2017.  Similar activity occurred in 2012 in response to legislation regarding online piracy.  Since that legislation was abandoned by Congress, these same agitators believe they will have success in shutting down the Restoring Internet Freedom Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) (WC Docket No.

Waste in the State Department

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has detailed the federal government’s failure to keep up with modernizing technology for decades. As far back as 1984, the Grace Commission found that the federal government’s computer systems were outdated and incompatible, and much more needed to be done to upgrade and improve the efficiency of federal information technology (IT). Yet, federal agencies continue to waste taxpayer dollars on IT systems that are either antiquated or fail to deliver. 

This is Not What I Meant by Revamp

In April 2017, CAGW published an article I wrote regarding FedRAMP, and efforts to modernize and streamline the process.  Part the effort was the proposed implementation of a FedRAMP Tailored process for low-impact systems.

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Citizens Against Government Waste Names Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz July 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Chaffetz is CAGW's July Porker of the Month for advocating for taxpayer-funded housing for members of Congress