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

For Immediate Release
Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318

January 17, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – 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.  Earlier that morning, CAGW President Tom Schatz will testify before the House Rules Committee to deliver that same message: #NoEarmarks.

Confirmed attendees/groups include:

  • Tom Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste
  • Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.)
  • Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.)
  • Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.)
  • Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.)
  • Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.)
  • Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.)
  • Pete Sepp, President of the National Taxpayers Union
  • Steve Ellis, Vice-President of Taxpayers for Common Sense
  • Michael A. Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America
  • Rachael Slobodien, Communications Director for the Club for Growth
  • Adam Brandon, President of FreedomWorks
  • David Williams, President of the Taxpayer Protection Alliance
  • Jonathan Bydlak, President of the Coalition to Reduce Spending
  • Wesley Denton, Spokesman for the Conservative Partnership Institute
  • Olivia Grady, Policy Analyst for Americans for Tax Reform


Who:              Taxpayer Watchdog Coalition

What:            Press conference announcing unified opposition to earmarks

When:            Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 2:45 PM

Where:          The U.S. Capitol Visitor Center -- HVC-200

For answers to further questions or to schedule an interview, please contact CAGW’s Communications Director, Curtis Kalin by e-mail at

Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.

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