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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 Releases June 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
June 15, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its June WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its June edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Nightmarish TSA Lines Underscore Need for Massive Overhaul

As Americans prepare for summer vacations and trips to visit family and friends, there is a good chance they will be subjected to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening system that is so badly mismanaged it has drawn comparisons to Comedy Central’s South Park.

TSA’s Bureaucratic Nightmare Spells Long, Hot Summer Ahead

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
May 18, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is warning air travelers across the United States to prepare for a long, hot summer as the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) inept bureaucracy shows yet again its inability to provide a safe and efficient experience at America’s airports. 

CAGW Goes Trick-or-Treating For 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
October 29, 2015  

CAGW Releases July 2015 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
July 14, 2015  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its July WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its July edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Blundering TSA Needs a Mid-Course Correction

In this post-9/11 world, Americans would not argue that the government should do everything possible to protect them from harm.  However, an agency tasked with that mission has tallied a frightening number of failures in nearly every area of its mandate and is in need of more significant reform.

Signal Lost and $430 Million Wasted

Following the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, the 9/11 Commission identified the need for an interoperable communication network among the nation’s first responders.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was tasked with creating a common channel that different types of first responders could access.  After more than a decade and $430 million spent, the system impedes rather than improves communication among first responders.

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CAGW Names Rep. John Carter August 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. Carter is CAGW's Porker of the Month for voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, which saddles taxpayers with more spending and debt.