Commerce

Weatherization: More Clouds on the Horizon

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the so-called stimulus package, continues to be a source of contention and controversy as the end of 2009 approaches.  When Congress first considered the $787 billion legislation, CAGW expressed grave concerns about the entire plan, especially those programs which received massive increases in their budgets.

Time for a Constitutional Line Item Veto

As the year draws to a close and the nation’s deficit soars to $1.4 trillion, Congress’s spendthrift behavior persists.  On December 16, 2009 President Obama signed a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill; $446.8 billion of that amount covered six of the seven remaining appropriations bill. 

Jobs Numbers and White House Propaganda

One of the cornerstones of the stimulus bill was to create jobs and help the economy get back on its feet.  The Obama administration estimated that between 3 and 4 million jobs would be created or saved once the bill was enacted.

Pork Alert: House Financial Services

For Immediate Release
August 31, 2009
Contacts: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

 

CAGW Releases June WasteWatcher


For Immediate Release:

June 29, 2009

Contacts: Leslie K. Paige 202.467.5334

 


CCAGW To Rep. Thomas Petri: Vote No on Waxman-Markey

For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2009
Contact: Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334

 

(Washington, D.C.) – The lobbying arm of the nation’s premier taxpayer watchdog group, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), today urged Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) to vote “No” on H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy Security Act, also known as the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. 

CCAGW To Rep. Vern Ehlers: Vote No on Waxman-Markey

For Immediate Release:
June 26, 2009
Contact: Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334

 

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CAGW Names Rep. Mike Rogers November 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Hoyer is CAGW's Porker of the Month for his support for being a leading proponent of a wasteful sixth military branch called the Space Force.