General Waste

CCAGW Honors Sen. Steve Daines for Being a “Taxpayer Super Hero”

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress.  Sen. Daines is one the only senator to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2017 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.”  Since he was elected to the Senate in 2014, he has an exemplary lifetime rating of 94 percent.  Senator Daines was also a Taxpayer Super Hero in 2015.

CCAGW Honors Rep. Ted Budd for Being a “Taxpayer Super Hero”

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress.  Rep. Budd is one of the 12 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2017 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.”  Since he was first elected in 2016, he begins his tenure in the House with a lifetime rating of 100 percent.

CCAGW Honors Rep. Jim Bridenstine for Being a “Taxpayer Super Hero”

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress.  Rep. Bridenstine is one of the 12 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2017 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.”  Since he was elected in 2012, he has an exemplary lifetime rating of 93 percent.

CCAGW Honors Rep. Dave Brat for Being a “Taxpayer Super Hero”

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress.  Rep. Brat is one of the 12 lawmakers to earn a perfect score of 100 percent in CCAGW’s 2017 Congressional Ratings, making him a “Taxpayer Super Hero.”  Since he was elected in 2014, he has an exemplary lifetime rating of 99 percent.

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Releases 2017 Congressional Ratings

(Washington, D.C.) – The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today released its 2017 Congressional Ratings, highlighting the voting records of all 535 voting members of Congress during the first session of the 115th Congress.  The report, which CCAGW has issued since 1989, identifies members whose voting records helped protect taxpayer dollars, as well as those who consistently voted against their interests.

CAGW Statement on the Retirement of Pork-Pushing Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.)

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement in response to earmark proponent Rep. Tom Rooney’s (R-Fla.) announcement that he will not seek reelection.

Proposals From Citizens Against Government Waste Included in Trump FY 2019 Budget

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement following the release of President Donald Trump’s fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget proposal.

Conservative Coalition Demands Transparency in Earmark Debate

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), along with 20 other leading conservative organizations, sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, urging him to make public any vote to alter or abolish the House’s current moratorium on earmarks.  

Citizens Against Government Waste Leads Taxpayer Coalition Opposing the Return of Congressional Earmarks

(Washington, D.C.) – This afternoon, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz, along with a coalition of taxpayer watchdog groups and lawmakers, held a press conference on Capitol Hill voicing their vigorous opposition to the House’s plan to resurrect the most corrupt and wasteful practice in congressional history:  Earmarks.

Citizens Against Government Waste Testifies Before House Rules Committee, Opposes Return of Earmarks

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz testified this morning before the House Rules Committee hearing entitled, “Article I: Effective Oversight and the Power of the Purse.”  Schatz’s message to the committee was vigorous opposition to resurrecting the most corrupt and wasteful practice in congressional history:  Earmarks.

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

Rep. Thompson is CAGW's Porker of the Month for attempting to create taxpayer-funded dorms for members of Congress.