General Waste

Citizens Against Government Waste to Host Sen. James Lankford on Facebook Live Tomorrow

(Washington, D.C.) – Tomorrow morning, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz will be hosting Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) for a conversation about government waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement exclusively on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. EST.

Citizens Against Government Waste Calls for Full Disclosure of Congress’s Secret Sexual Harassment Slush Funds

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz released a statement in response to the exposure of $17.2 million in secret settlements made with taxpayer money to resolve sexual harassment and discrimination cases through a convoluted process, as well as revelations that members of Congress have used their office budgets to hide their misconduct.

Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Sen. Lankford’s “Federal Fumbles” Waste Report

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) praised Sen. James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) third annual government waste report, “Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways the Government Dropped the Ball,” which reveals $473.6 billion in wasteful spending.

Virginia Continues Move to Left

On November 7, 2017, Virginians elevated Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam (D) to the governorship.  Democrats also won the other two statewide elected offices and, surprising most forecasters, picked up at least 15 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates, bringing their total to 49 out of 100 seats, with three recounts likely taking place in December.

Citizens Against Government Waste Statement on Sen. Jeff Flake’s Retirement

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate after his current term expires.

Citizens Against Government Waste Lists Taxpayer Tricks and Treats For Halloween 2017

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released the 17th annual compilation of scary, surreal, and spine-tingling taxpayer tricks and treats.  The following is CAGW’s list of nominees for inclusion in the Fiscal House of Horrors for 2017…

CCAGW to Treasury: Modernize IT Systems to Prevent Fraud

Last week, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, urging his department to modernize its information Technology (IT) systems and improve its fraud detection efforts.

Welcome to Medicare ... or not

Individuals who are not on Social Security at age 65 are supposed to sign up for Medicare anytime between three months before their 65th birthday and three months thereafter.

I turn 65 on January 9, 2018, and thought I should get an early start by checking everything out exactly three months before that date. 

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases Prime Cuts 2017

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released Prime Cuts 2017, the latest edition of the group’s comprehensive waste-cutting recommendations that would eliminate unnecessary and ineffective federal programs and spending. 

CAGW’s Deborah Collier Testifies Before Senate Commerce Committee on FCC’s Lifeline Program

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) Director of Technology and Telecommunications Policy, Deborah Collier, testified this morning before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s hearing on the, “Risk of Waste, Fraud and Abuse in the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline Program.”

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CAGW Names Rep. Elijah Cummings November 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Cummings is CAGW's November Porker of the Month for attempting to place price controls on prescription drugs.