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L.A. Hearing Justifies CAGW’s Caution on the Cloud

For Immediate Release:Contact:  Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
December 14, 2011Luke Gelber (202) 467-5318

To Honor The Fallen, Stop Wasting Money

When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, lawmakers decreed that the new House and Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittees would not accept earmark requests. The decision to keep earmarking out of DHS funding decisions seemed to show that members of Congress truly believed in protecting national security. It also made the point that elected officials in Washington know how easy it is for opportunistic legislators to leverage a crisis for parochial benefit.

September 19, 2011 — CAGW Staff 1316404800

Stimulus Rebellion on the Eastern Shore

There is a brawl brewing in the bucolic fields of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland.  The Obama Administration’s $862 billion stimulus fund, ostensibly targeted toward shovel-ready, jobs-producing projects, is going toward the construction of a decidedly non-shovel-ready 2,000-acre U.S. State Department security training facility that residents in the region neither need nor want.  This tiny band of committed activists, comprised of Republicans, Democrats, private property rights advocates, conservationists, and small business owners, may go down in history as one of the only communities in the country to successfully reject a wasteful stimulus pork project. 

March 31, 2010 — Leslie Paige 1270069200

Pork Alert: Senate Homeland Security

For Immediate Release
July 7, 2009
Contact: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334



In 2005, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) put on a full court press to stop the implementation of the REAL ID Act.  After being attached to a supplemental appropriations bill and being voted on without hearings or any debate, REAL ID was going to be an expensive national ID card that would have put tax dollars and privacy at risk.  REAL ID was supposed to be implemented by the end of 2008.  Due to states opting out and logistical problems, that deadline has been pushed to the end of 2009, a date that is still impossible to meet.

June 30, 2009 — CAGW Staff 1246395600

CAGW Releases June WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release:Contact:Leslie K.202.467.5334
June 29, 2009 


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