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The Safe Freight Act would slow innovation and put railroads at a competitive disadvantage

Are lawmakers in the 116th Congress again preparing to pick winners and losers in the commercial transportation industry?

Under former President Barack Obama, the Department of Transportation capitulated to the demands on union workers and issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to require all freight rail operations to have at least two members aboard. Fortunately, this rule never went into effect.

CAGW Leads Coalition Letter to DOT Sec. Chao Regarding the Failed California High-Speed Rail Project

February 22, 2019

The Honorable Elaine Chao 
Secretary U.S. Department of Transportation 
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E. 
Washington, D.C. 20590

Dear Secretary Chao, 

We, the undersigned organizations, representing millions of taxpayers nationwide, appreciate your leadership and support your efforts to de-obligate $929 million in federal grants not yet paid to the state of California for its high-speed rail project and explore every legal option to get back an additional $2.5 billion in funds already allocated to the state for this purpose.

CAGW Releases Comprehensive Waste Cutting Proposals for 116th Congress

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its Critical Waste Issues for the 116th Congress.  The report cuts through the clutter to outline important proposals for smaller and more efficient government.

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases Timeline of California’s Failed High-Speed Rail Boondoggle

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released a timeline of California’s high-speed rail boondoggle after Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) announced that the state would be abandoning the project.

CAGW Recommendations for Trump Administration's Nickel Plan- DOT

November 1, 2018

The Honorable Elaine Chao
Secretary, Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

Dear Secretary Chao,

During a meeting on October 17, 2018, President Trump directed you and other members of his Cabinet to cut their department budgets by 5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2019.  With a national debt of more than $21 trillion and the budget deficit soaring to its highest level since 2012, President Trump’s initiative will help to improve fiscal responsibility.

Citizens Against Government Waste Submits Recommendations for President Trump’s Nickel Plan

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) sent letters to 16 federal departments and agencies detailing potential spending cuts that could be made in furtherance of President Trump’s “nickel plan” for an across the board 5 percent budget cut, which he announced on October 17, 2018.

CAGW Recommendations for Trump Administration's Nickel Plan- DOT

November 1, 2018

The Honorable Elaine Chao
Secretary, Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

Dear Secretary Chao,

During a meeting on October 17, 2018, President Trump directed you and other members of his Cabinet to cut their department budgets by 5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2019.  With a national debt of more than $21 trillion and the budget deficit soaring to its highest level since 2012, President Trump’s initiative will help to improve fiscal responsibility.

Citizens Against Government Waste Lists Taxpayer Tricks and Treats For Halloween 2018

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 18th annual compilation of scary, surreal, and spine-tingling taxpayer tricks and treats.

CAGW Submits Comments to FCC on Use of Unlicensed Spectrum for Autonomous Vehicles

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week, urging the commission to expand its review of the 6 GHz spectrum to allow greater unlicensed Wi-Fi use in the 5.9 GHz spectrum. 

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CAGW Names Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez March 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is CAGW's Porker of the Month for taking the lead in proposing a “Green New Deal” that would bankrupt America.