General Waste

Citizens Against Government Waste Blasts House Democrats’ Plan to Revive Earmarks

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement excoriating House Democrats after Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced that reviving pork-barrel earmarks would be part of their “government overhaul package,” should they win a majority in the midterm elections.

FCC Commissioner Offers Commonsense Advice to Rural Utilities Service

Publicly-funded broadband overbuild is an ongoing problem across the country.  It is far easier to deploy new services alongside existing infrastructure than to build-out to those who remain in unserved areas. 

Citizens Against Government Waste Honors Sen. John McCain

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) joins the rest of the nation in mourning the death of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).  

States Must Stop Diverting 9-1-1 Fees

The National Emergency Number Association estimates that 240 million 9-1-1 calls are made each year, with more than 80 percent of those calls originating from wireless devices in some areas of the country.  The 9-1-1 emergency systems, including fire and rescue operations, are funded, in part, through fees imposed on consumer telephone bills.  Unfortunately, over the years, numerous states have been raiding these funds for other purposes, including closing budget gaps and bolstering their rainy day funds.

CAGW Releases 2018 Congressional Pig Book

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 2018 Congressional Pig Book, the 26th edition of the group’s exposé on pork-barrel spending. 

Media Alert: 2018 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released This Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2018 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference this Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. EDT. 

Media Alert: 2018 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released July 18, 2018

The little pink book that makes Washington, D.C. squirm is back and bigger than it has been in many years.  Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2018 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference one week from today on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. EDT. 

Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Generational White House Reorganization Plan

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) hailed the White House’s plan to reform and reorganize the federal government for the 21st century.

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Slams Senate for Rejecting Rescissions Package

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement condemning the U.S. Senate for failing to pass President Trump’s commonsense rescissions package.

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

For Immediate Release      Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
June 21, 2018  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) its June 2018 Porker of the month for attempting to create taxpayer-funded dorms for well-paid members of Congress.

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CAGW Names Sen. Kamala Harris August 2018 Porker of the Month

Sen. Harris is CAGW's Porker of the Month for for proposing an expensive and impractical taxpayer-funded rent subsidy.