General Waste

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.

Media Advisory: Taxpayer Coalition Opposing Earmarks to Hold Press Conference on Capitol Hill Tomorrow

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will be holding a press conference tomorrow, January 18, 2018 at 2:45pm to declare the unified opposition of taxpayer watchdogs to the return of the wasteful and corrupt practice of congressional earmarking.

Myths and Realities: Earmarks

Reality:  Earmarks are not the answer to mitigating the extreme partisanship that exists in Washington and are have nothing to do with getting things done.

Citizens Against Government Waste Disagrees with President Trump on Earmarks

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement today after President Trump called for a return of congressional earmarks.

CAGW Names Nancy Pelosi 2017 Porker of the Year

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) announced the results of its online poll for the 2017 Porker of the Year.

Texas Should Consider Using the Rainy Day Fund Sooner Rather than Later

What will likely turn out to be the largest natural disaster in Texas’ history swept ashore on August 25, 2017.  Hurricane Harvey was the rainiest tropical storm in history to hit the U.S.

Citizens Against Government Waste Announces 2017 Porker of the Year Nominees

(Washington, D.C.) - Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today announced the nominees for its 2017 Porker of the Year.  People may cast their ballots for the candidate they think was the most reprehensible Porker in 2017 in an online poll at cagw.org/porkeroftheyear.  The six finalists were chosen by CAGW staff from among 11 worthy Porkers of the Month from this year.  The voting deadline is December 31, 2017 and the results will be announced on January 3, 2018.

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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.