General Waste

Proposals From Citizens Against Government Waste Included in Trump FY 2019 Budget

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement following the release of President Donald Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget proposal.

Oppose the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

February 8, 2018

Dear Members of Congress,

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 the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 in order to avoid busting spending caps, suspending the debt limit, and growing the national debt.

Coalition Letter: Urge Congress to Stop CFPB Rule Curtailing Short-Term Consumer Loans

February 6, 2018

Dear Member of Congress:

The undersigned organizations write in strong support of a resolution introduced in the House of Representatives, H.J. Res. 122, providing for congressional disapproval of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s small-dollar loan rule. Under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the resolution only requires a simple majority to pass both houses. If signed by the president, it would block the rule from coming into effect and prohibit the CFPB from issuing a similar rule without Congressional authorization.

Conservative Coalition Demands Transparency in Earmark Debate

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), along with 20 other leading conservative organizations, sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, urging him to make public any vote to alter or abolish the House’s current moratorium on earmarks.  

Citizens Against Government Waste Leads Taxpayer Coalition Opposing the Return of Congressional Earmarks

(Washington, D.C.) – This afternoon, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz, along with a coalition of taxpayer watchdog groups and lawmakers, held a press conference on Capitol Hill voicing their vigorous opposition to the House’s plan to resurrect the most corrupt and wasteful practice in congressional history:  Earmarks.

Citizens Against Government Waste Testifies Before House Rules Committee, Opposes Return of Earmarks

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz testified this morning before the House Rules Committee hearing entitled, “Article I: Effective Oversight and the Power of the Purse.”  Schatz’s message to the committee was vigorous opposition to resurrecting the most corrupt and wasteful practice in congressional history:  Earmarks.

Media Advisory: Taxpayer Coalition Opposing Earmarks to Hold Press Conference on Capitol Hill Tomorrow

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will be holding a press conference tomorrow, January 18, 2018 at 2:45pm to declare the unified opposition of taxpayer watchdogs to the return of the wasteful and corrupt practice of congressional earmarking.

Myths and Realities: Earmarks

Reality:  Earmarks are not the answer to mitigating the extreme partisanship that exists in Washington and are have nothing to do with getting things done.

Citizens Against Government Waste Disagrees with President Trump on Earmarks

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement today after President Trump called for a return of congressional earmarks.

CAGW Names Nancy Pelosi 2017 Porker of the Year

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) announced the results of its online poll for the 2017 Porker of the Year.

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CAGW Names Rep. Tom Cole January 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Cole is CAGW's Porker of the Month for his leading role in the charge to revive wasteful and corruptive earmarks.