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CAGW Names Sen. Patty Murray December Porker of the Month

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

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) its December Porker of the Month for her defense of a taxpayer bailout for insurance companies under Obamacare. 

CAGW Proposes 10 Real Questions for Presidential Primary Debate

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
November 10, 2015  

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) proposed that the 2016 presidential primary debates discuss policy so that voters learn more about where candidates stand on the issues instead of which candidate is or is not on the stage, or who is asking what kind of question.

CAGW Goes Trick-or-Treating For 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
October 29, 2015  

(Washington, D.C.) – For more than a decade, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has celebrated All Hallow’s Eve with its annual compilation of scary, grotesque, and spine-tingling examples of wasteful government spending.  The following is CAGW’s list of nominees for inclusion in the Fiscal House of Horrors for 2015…

CCAGW Opposes Cap-Busting Budget Deal

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
October 27, 2015  

Government "Shutdowns": History and Consequences

During the weeks before fiscal year (FY) 2015 ended on September 30, 2015, many in Washington and across the nation braced for the potential of a “government shutdown.”  But, on that last day of FY 2015, Congress passed a short-term continuing resolution (CR) that avoided a shutdown and funded the government through December 11.  On October 2, President Obama vowed to veto any further short-term funding bills.  With the specter of the second government shutdown in three years looming for the holidays, it is helpful to understand how a shutdown works and what the consequences might be.

Taxpayer Money Wasted During Year-End Spending Sprees

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
September 30, 2015  

 

CAGW Releases September 2015 WasteWatcher

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

CAGW Releases May 2015 WasteWatcher

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

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its May 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 May edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Spending Caps: To Bust or Not To Bust?

On May 5, 2015, the Senate followed the House’s lead and voted 51-48 to approve the conference report accompanying the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Budget Resolution.  In other words, Congress did its job and passed a joint budget plan for the first time since 2009.

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CAGW Names Rep. Bennie Thompson June 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Thompson is CAGW's Porker of the Month for attempting to create taxpayer-funded dorms for members of Congress.