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CAGW Submits Comments in Support of New Charter Merger

October 13, 2015

 

Chairman Thomas Wheeler

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

Commissioner Ajit Pai

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly

 

Federal Communications Commission

445 12th Street, SW

Washington, DC  20554  

 

Dear Chairman Wheeler, Commissioner Clyburn, Commissioner Pai, Commissioner Rosenworcel, and Commissioner O’Rielly:

CAGW Names Sen. Dick Durbin January Porker of the Month

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
January 20, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) its January Porker of the Month for leading the effort to block a permanent ban on Internet access taxes.

CAGW Submits Comments to OMB Regarding Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology: Software Licensing

January 20, 2016
 
The Honorable Shawn Donovan
Director
Office of Management and Budget
Office of the Chief Information Officer

725 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20503

 

Re:  Memorandum for the Heads of Departments and Agencies Regarding Category Management Policy 16-1:  Improving the Acquisition and Management of Common Information Technology:  Software Licensing 

 

Dear Director Donovan,

CAGW Releases January 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
January 20, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its January WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its January edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Congressional Insanity: Holding ITFA Hostage to MFA

When members of Congress impede the passage of popular legislation in order to attach something totally unrelated, the results are usually harmful to the American people.  The ongoing effort to tie together a permanent ban on Internet access taxes with an online sales tax scheme is just the latest example of this unfortunate practice.

Broadband as a Moving Target

On January 29, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) redefined what constitutes minimum standards for broadband access, raising the bar from the original standard of 4 Megabytes per second (Mbps) for download speeds, and 1 Mbps for upload speeds, to 25 Mbps download speeds and 3 Mbps upload speeds.

Gadgets, Gizmos, Spectrum and IP

On January 6, the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off in Las Vegas, Nevada. This annual event showcases a multitude of devices and inventions, demonstrating the ingenuity and entrepreneurship of inventors across a wide range of fields.

CAGW Releases December 2015 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
December 18, 2015  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its December WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its December edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

When the Federal Government Goes Too Far

On February 2, 2015, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler released a statement supporting federal preemption of state laws that restrict municipal broadband networks.  On February 26, 2015, two other FCC commissioners agreed with the Chairman, and voted to overturn laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that restricted local municipalities’ ability to build government owned networks.  Both states filed suit in March 2015 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to have the FCC’s decision overturned.

CCAGW Reacts to Omnibus Budget Deal and Tax Extenders Package

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
December 16, 2015  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) expressed disappointment that yet again, political expediency was placed ahead of the taxpayers’ interests in a backroom, eleventh-hour Congressional deal.

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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.