To Honor The Fallen, Stop Wasting Money

When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, lawmakers decreed that the new House and Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittees would not accept earmark requests. The decision to keep earmarking out of DHS funding decisions seemed to show that members of Congress truly believed in protecting national security. It also made the point that elected officials in Washington know how easy it is for opportunistic legislators to leverage a crisis for parochial benefit.

Progress in Campaign to End MEADS

Created in 1995, the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) is a collaborative missile defense project intended to replace the Patriot Missile system, which has been used by the U.S. and its allies for decades. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S., Germany, and Italy required that the U.S. pony up 58 percent of the development costs, with Germany covering 25 percent and Italy paying 17 percent. The U.S. has already spent $1.9 billion on the design and development phase of MEADS, but the program has been plagued with cost overruns of $2 billion and is 10 years behind schedule.

CAGW Issues Spending Cut Alert: Department of Defense Appropriations

For Immediate Release:

July 20, 2011
Contact: Leslie Paige 202.467.5334

Luke Gelber 202.467.5318

Senate Releases MilCon/VA Bill With Earmarks

For Immediate Release:
July 11, 2011
Contact:Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Luke Gelbe (202) 467-5318


The Pig Book is Alive and Well

For Immediate Release:

June 24, 2011
Contact: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

Luke Gelber (202) 467-5318


Spending Cut Alert: House Military Construction

For Immediate Release: Contact:  Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
June 2, 2011 Luke Gelber (202) 467-5318



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CAGW Names Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand May 2018 Porker of the Month

Sen. Gillibrand is CAGW's Porker of the Month her proposal to force the fiscally-imperiled United States Postal Service to expand into banking.