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Pork Alert: 2009 Homeland Security

For Immediate Release

October 9, 2008

        Contact:       Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334




For Immediate Release
September 24, 2008
Contact:   Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334


Pork Alert: Senate Homeland Insecurity

For Immediate Release
August 5, 2008
Contacts:        Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318


Pork Alert: Homeland Insecurity

For Immediate Release
June 25, 2008
Contacts:        Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318


“Emergency” Supplementals

“Hope for the best, but plan for the worst” is the approach most Americans try to take when it comes to setting aside funds for a rainy day.  For the government, however, national emergencies, and the supplemental appropriations bills that tend to accompany these emergencies, have become just another excuse to spend money on non-emergency, routine projects and favored pork-barrel items that failed to win funding through the normal appropriations process.

Deepwater in Hot Water

The Coast Guard’s air and sea fleet are aging, with most of the fleet dating back to the 1950s and 1960s.  Responding to the need to update the fleet and react to a shifting threat, the Coast Guard created the Integrated Deepwater System in 2002, which, according to the Coast Guard’s website is “a critical multi-year program to modernize and replace the Coast Guard’s aging ships and aircraft, and improve command and control and logistics systems.  It is the largest acquisition in the history of the Coast Guard.  Integrated Coast Guard Systems has been managing the IDS contract since it was awarded in June, 2002.”  However, there are serious concerns with the procurement of aircraft and the National Security Cutter.

Pork Alert: Senators “Squeal and Deal” Over SBA Projects

For Immediate Release
September 19, 2007

Contacts: Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334 :
Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318


CCAGW to Senate: Move the Nussle Nomination

For Immediate Release Contacts:     Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
July 27, 2007 Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318


Taxpayers 1, Rep. Obey 0

When House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) announced his plans to wait until closed-door conference committee meetings between the House and Senate to insert earmarks into spending bills, he declared, “I don’t give a damn if people criticize me or not."


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