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Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Releases 2017 Congressional Ratings

(Washington, D.C.) – The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today released its 2017 Congressional Ratings, highlighting the voting records of all 535 voting members of Congress during the first session of the 115th Congress.  The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, identifies members whose voting records helped protect taxpayer dollars, as well as those who consistently voted against their interests.

CAGW Statement on the Retirement of Pork-Pushing Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.)

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement in response to earmark proponent Rep. Tom Rooney’s (R-Fla.) announcement that he will not seek reelection.

Proposals From Citizens Against Government Waste Included in Trump FY 2019 Budget

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement following the release of President Donald Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget proposal.

CAGW: Fiscal Responsibility Flouted in Cap-Busting Budget Deal

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement today following the announcement of a fiscal year 2018 and 2019 budget agreement that would bust the budget caps by $300 billion.

Conservative Coalition Demands Transparency in Earmark Debate

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), along with 20 other leading conservative organizations, sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, urging him to make public any vote to alter or abolish the House’s current moratorium on earmarks.  

CAGW Names Rep. Tom Cole January 2018 Porker of the Month

For Immediate Release      Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
January 23, 2018  

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) its January 2018 Porker of the Month for his leading role in the charge to revive wasteful and corruptive earmarks.

Citizens Against Government Waste Leads Taxpayer Coalition Opposing the Return of Congressional Earmarks

(Washington, D.C.) – This afternoon, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz, along with a coalition of taxpayer watchdog groups and lawmakers, held a press conference on Capitol Hill voicing their vigorous opposition to the House’s plan to resurrect the most corrupt and wasteful practice in congressional history:  Earmarks.

Citizens Against Government Waste Testifies Before House Rules Committee, Opposes Return of Earmarks

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz testified this morning before the House Rules Committee hearing entitled, “Article I: Effective Oversight and the Power of the Purse.”  Schatz’s message to the committee was vigorous opposition to resurrecting the most corrupt and wasteful practice in congressional history:  Earmarks.

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

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.

Myths and Realities: Earmarks

Reality:  Earmarks are not the answer to mitigating the extreme partisanship that exists in Washington and are have nothing to do with getting things done.

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CAGW Names Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser April 2018 Porker of the Month

Mayor Bowser is CAGW's Porker of the Month for attempting to bail out the failing Washington Metrorail system by taxing Uber and Lyft riders.