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Homeland Security

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."

Murtha Intel Earmark Dispute

Representative John ‘Jack’ Murtha (D-Pa.) has long been known inside the beltway for using threats, power plays, and backroom deals to control spending decisions.  Now the American public has been treated to a view of the congressman’s strong-arm tactics; this time for throwing a temper tantrum and threatening his colleagues over a challenge to a $23 million pet project.

Real ID Nightmare

George Orwell’s 1984 provided a chilling look into a future of a Big Brother government obsessed with control and surveillance of the populace.  Even though he brilliantly chronicled the trials and tribulations of Winston Smith, Orwell left out one aspect of such an overbearing security state – the financial costs.  The Real ID Act and Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) may be modern day manifestations of Orwell’s nightmare, except that these nonfictional laws include a price tag.

** Media Alert **

For Immediate Release
February 28, 2007

Daytime Contact: Alexa Moutevelis (202) 467-5318

Daytime Contact: Tom Finnigan (202) 253-3852

CAGW’S Congressional Pig Book Out March 7th

CAGW Reacts to DHS Report on Coast Guard Cutter

For Immediate Release Daytime contact: Alexa Moutevelis: (202) 467-5318
January 30, 2007 After hours contact:      Tom Finnigan: (202) 253-3852

CAGW Criticizes FCC Decision on Set-Top Cable Box Regulations

For Immediate Release
January 11, 2007

Daytime contact: Alexa Moutevelis: (202) 467-5318

After hours contac: Tom Finnigan: (202) 253-3852



For Immediate Release
January 1, 2007
Contact: Alexa Moutevelis 202-467-5318


Washington, D.C. - Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today denounced the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) final REAL ID regulations.

CAGW Backs Anti-RFID Report

For Immediate Release Daytime contact: Alexa Moutevelis: (202) 467-5318
December 4, 2006 After hours contact: Tom Finnigan: (202) 253-3852


Bioterrorism Spending

After the 9/11 attacks and the deaths of five people exposed to anthrax spores sent through the mail in 2001, the federal government began pouring billions of dollars into biodefense research and development.  However, throwing money at a problem does not guarantee a solution; there must be proper follow-through and oversight to make sure the money is spent wisely. 

CAGW Praises Increased Homeland Security Oversight

For Immediate Release Daytime :  Alexa Moutevelis 202-467-5318
November 8, 2006 After hours contact:    Tom Finnigan 202-253-3852



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