Defense

CAGW ISSUES WEEKLY SPENDING CUT: LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION


For Immediate Release

April 15, 2011
Contact:Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

Luke Gelber (202) 467-5305

 


CAGW ISSUES SPENDING CUT OF THE WEEK: USMC’s V-22 OSPREY


For Immediate Release:

April 7, 2011
Contact::Leslie Paige 202.467.5334

Luke Gelber 202.467.5305

 


CAGW’s Spending Cut Alert: National Drug Intelligence Center

For Immediate Release
March 16, 2011
Contact:Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Luke Gelber (202) 467-5305

 

Victory!

On February 16, 2011 taxpayers and the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) scored a major victory when the House of Representatives voted 233-198 to kill funding for the alternate engine for the Joint Strike Fighter as part of H.R. 1, the Full-Year Continuing Resolution (CR) for fiscal year (FY) 2011. The CR, which cut $100 billion from President Obama’s FY 2011 budget (equal to $61 billion from fiscal year 2010 approved spending levels), was approved by a vote of 235-189. The CR contained 61 spending cuts worth $9.9 billion were either identical or similar to recommendations in CAGW’s Prime Cuts.

CAGW’S SPENDING CUT ALERT: MEDIUM EXTENDED AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM


For Immediate Release

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

Luke Gelber (202) 467-5305

 


CCAGW Applauds House Vote to Nix JSF Alternate Engine



For Immediate Release:
February 16, 2011
Contacts: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Luke Gelber (202) 467-5318
   

Planned Spending Cuts Do Not Include Defense

One of the top priorities of the Republican’s campaign to take back Congress in 2010 was to reduce the deficit by cutting spending. Republican leaders intended to return nondefense discretionary spending to 2008 levels by trimming $100 billion in the first fiscal year.

Air Force Tanker Struggling to Lift Off

Replacing the aging fleet of aerial refueling tankers has been an Air Force priority since 2002.  In that year, Congress approved funding for Boeing to lease up to 100 767s to replace the 50-year-old KC-135 tankers.  However, the deal fell apart in a 2004 bribery scandal in which a top Pentagon procurement officer and a senior Boeing official were convicted and served prison sentences.

Carolina on Taxpayers Minds

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) has never been accused of being a fiscal hawk.  In fact, he is quite well known for bringing home the bacon.  CAGW’s 2010 Congressional Pig Book documented 41 earmarks worth $55 million requested by Rep. Clyburn.

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