CAGW Releases July WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334
July 16, 2013 Luke Gelber 202-467-5318

 

Bottom Feeders Take a Bite Out of the Farm Bill

By Elliot Abrams

On June 10, 2013 the Senate passed its version of the 2013 Farm Bill, which included a provision to create a new catfish inspection office at the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection... 

Crony “Cropitalism”

By William M. Christian

Green Acres, a zany television sitcom that aired on CBS from 1965 to 1971, featured the antics of a former New York City attorney, Oliver Wendell Douglas (portrayed with stuffy effectiveness by Eddie Albert), and his ditzy, socialite wife, Lisa (played by the lovely Eva Gabor), who have invested their wealth into a dilapidated farmhouse and the equally dysfunctional farm on which it sits... 

DCGS May Need to be Deep-Sixed

By Sean Kennedy

The Army’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A), a network-based tool intended to provide real-time access to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, invokes a strong reaction from both its proponents and detractors.  According to Army brass, DCGS-A represents a breakthrough in intelligence...

Beyond its Intended Scope – The Pell Grant Predicament

By PJ Austin

On July 1, 2013, the interest rate for federally subsidized student loans doubled from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.  Lawmakers left for the July 4 recess without addressing the increase, in part due to differing opinions regarding the extent to which the federal government should subsidize higher education...

E-Rate for Education

By Deborah Collier

Without a doubt, broadband provides the promise of improving every aspect of daily life in America.  Job seekers can find employers, shoppers can find great deals and information can be shared through Internet access…  

Brand USA: a Gravy Train Keeps Rolling

By Luke Gelber

On the increasingly rare occasion that Congress gets around to passing a bill, it is not at all uncommon for the final version to include measures that bear no relation to the legislation’s title or stated intent…

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CAGW Names Rep. Elijah Cummings November 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Cummings is CAGW's November Porker of the Month for attempting to place price controls on prescription drugs.