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Medicaid: The Feds Have Failed To Stop the Waste and Mismanagement, Let The States Try

Medicaid is losing billions to waste, fraud, and abuse, and the program is crushing state budgets  The feds haven't been able to fix it.  Let the states try.  

January 14, 2020 — Leslie Paige 1579037316

New USDA SNAP Rules and Work Requirements Come at the Perfect Time for Job Seekers

The December 2019 jobs report, released on January 10, 2020 confirms what everyone already knows; the economy is strong and the jobs market is robust. 

The U.S. added 145,000 new jobs in December, the unemployment rate persisted at a fifty-year low of 3.5 percent, and average earnings rose slightly, with the year over year gain at 2.9 percent.

January 10, 2020 — Leslie Paige 1578673914

CCAGW Urges Opposition to H.R. 535

CCAGW urges representatives to oppose H.R. 535, the PFAS Action Act, which would require the EPA to designate all PFAS as hazardous materials within one year of enactment of the legislation, place all PFAS under the Superfund law, and put a five-year moratorium on the development of PFAS.

Coalition to President Trump: Reform the WTO Appellate Body

We urge the Trump administration to strike while the iron is hot by stating prior to the December 10 deadline that the goal of the United States is not to kill the Appellate Body, but rather to reform it.

New USDA Rule Will Help Reduce SNAP Abuse and Encourage Work

The program today has little meaningful oversight and is persistently susceptible to fraud.

December 5, 2019 — Leslie Paige 1575563995

Trick: The National Debt Will Haunt Us Forever

A grave $1.7 trillion to the national debt will be piled on over the next 10 years.

October 28, 2019 — Ally Abrams 1572277335

Senate Omnibus Likely Loaded with Old Earmarks

Nearly all of the programs that received earmarks last year in the relevant appropriations bills were funded again in the Senate omnibus bill. It appears that Senators loaded up the bill with the same old earmarks. 

October 25, 2019 — Sean Kennedy 1572023022

Treat: President Trump Issues Some Sweet Executive Orders

Adds $33 billion in savings from deregulation in the first two years of the Trump administration.

October 25, 2019 — Ally Abrams 1572021521

Trick: There Are a Dreadful Number of Earmarks

The cost of earmarks in FY 2019 was a horrifying $15.3 billion.

October 25, 2019 — Ally Abrams 1572020813

Trick: The Socialism Apocalypse Is Upon Us

Socialist policies are rising from the dead and taking over like an infectious disease. 

October 25, 2019 — Ally Abrams 1572014965

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