Health Care

Flying High: HHS Secretary Proves Pork Can Fly

Mike Leavitt’s got a ticket to ride, and he don’t care.  The Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary used a luxury private jet, leased by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention for use only in emergencies, to rack up $720,000, or 60 percent, of the $2.1 million the jet has cost taxpayers since January.

CAGW Urges Congress to Scrutinize the World Health Organization

For Immediate Release Contact: Tom Finnigan    Office:  (202) 467-5309
May 4, 2006 Cell:  (202) 253-3852

 

The Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment

The federal government’s continuing prosecution of medical marijuana patients undermines federalism and fiscal restraint.  For the fourth year in a row, the House will vote on an amendment sponsored by Reps. Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.).  The amendment would prohibit the federal government from arresting users of medical marijuana in states where it has been deemed legal.  The amendment does not prevent the Justice Department from prosecuting individuals using marijuana for a recreational purpose or individuals using marijuana for medicinal purposes in states where it is still considered illegal.    

CAGW Issues Report on United Nations Health Agency

For Immediate Release Daytime contact: : Jessica Shoemaker (202) 467-5318
March 13, 2006 After hours contact: Tom Finnigan: (202) 253-3852

 

The Wal-Mart Bill

In January, the Maryland legislature overrode Governor Bob Ehrlich’s veto of the Fair Share Act.  The legislation requires all businesses in the state of Maryland with 10,000 or more employees to spend at least 8 percent of their payroll on employee health benefits or pay the difference in a tax.  Although there are several large employers in the state, the bill only affects Wal-Mart.  In reality, this law has nothing to do with providing health insurance.  It represents the continuing effort of labor unions and their allies to demonize and punish successful, non-unionized companies.  A similar bill was passed in Suffolk County, New York that affects large, non-unionized grocery stores.

CCAGW Urges Rep. Simmons to Re-Endorse Deficit Reduction Act

For Immediate Release Daytime : Jessica Shoemaker (202) 467-5318
January 25, 2006 Evening :  Tom Finnigan  (202) 253-3852

 

CCAGW Urges Rep. Shays to Re-Endorse Deficit Reduction Act

For Immediate Release Daytime : Jessica Shoemaker (202) 467-5318
January 25, 2006 Evening :  Tom Finnigan  (202) 253-3852

 

CCAGW Urges Rep. Nussle to Re-Endorse Deficit Reduction Act

For Immediate Release Daytime : Jessica Shoemaker (202) 467-5318
January 25, 2006 Evening :  Tom Finnigan  (202) 253-3852

 

CCAGW Urges Rep. Johnson to Re-Endorse Deficit Reduction Act

For Immediate Release Daytime : Jessica Shoemaker (202) 467-5318
January 25, 2006 Evening :  Tom Finnigan  (202) 253-3852

 

CCAGW Urges Rep. Green to Re-Endorse Deficit Reduction Act

For Immediate Release Daytime : Jessica Shoemaker (202) 467-5318
January 25, 2006 Evening :  Tom Finnigan  (202) 253-3852

 

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CAGW Names House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer October 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Hoyer is CAGW's Porker of the Month for his support for bringing back pork-barrel earmarks if his party retakes control of the House.