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Fill’er Up with Politics

The Air Force refueling tanker saga started with a provision added to the fiscal 2002 Defense Appropriations Act directing the Air Force to lease 100 Boeing 767’s for new fuel tankers.  It was not only one of the worst examples of corporate welfare...

Elizabeth Wright March 31, 2008
The WasteWatcher

Coconut Road Outrage

An update on the ongoing drama associated with what CAGW has dubbed “the immaculate earmark.”

Leslie Paige March 31, 2008
The WasteWatcher

What’s In Your Wallet? Free Goodies Courtesy of Taxpayers

In an audit of federal employees’ use of credit cards, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found some shocking charges with a debatable relationship to necessary costs.  For example, during more than 15 consecutive months between 2004 and...

CAGW Staff March 31, 2008
The WasteWatcher

Home, Home on the Range, Where the Big Railroad Companies Graze Or South Dakotans Should Choo Choo Choose Their Own Destiny

When one thinks of western South Dakota, one imagines sweeping vistas and beautiful ranches.  However, the Dakota, Minnesota, & Eastern Railroad (DM&E) is threatening to grab massive swaths of this beautiful private land in western South...

CAGW Staff March 31, 2008
Press Release

CCAGW Earmark Reform Pledge Gathering Steam

For Immediate Release March 21, 2008

Curtis Kalin March 20, 2008
Press Release

CCAGW Rallies for DeMint-McCain Earmark Moratorium

For Immediate Release March 11, 2008

Curtis Kalin March 10, 2008
Press Release

CCAGW SUPPORTS PROCUREMENT PROCESS IN NEW TANKER DEAL

For Immediate Release March 06, 2008 Contacts: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334 Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

Curtis Kalin March 5, 2008
Press Release

CCAGW SUPPORTS PROCUREMENT PROCESS IN NEW TANKER DEAL

For Immediate Release March 6, 2008

Curtis Kalin March 5, 2008
Press Release

CCAGW: Net Neutrality Bill Means Eight Sideshows and One Useless Study

For Immediate Release

Curtis Kalin February 12, 2008
Reports

2008 Congressional Pig Book

CAGW Staff February 5, 2008
The WasteWatcher

Moran-ic Statements

Rep. James “Jim” Moran (D-Va.), a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, has threatened to play politics with the defense bill following President Bush’s promise to veto any bill that does not cut the cost and number of earmarks in...

CAGW Staff January 31, 2008
The WasteWatcher

Murtha Named Porker of the Year

After weeks of voting, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) announced the final results of its online poll for the 2007 Porker of the Year.  Rep. John “Jack” Murtha (D-Pa.) won in a landslide victory.  The veteran porker received 63.4 percent of...

CAGW Staff January 31, 2008

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