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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. 

November 30, 2006 — CAGW Staff 1164924000

CAGW Praises Increased Homeland Security Oversight

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


CAGW Releases Report on Border Security

For Immediate ReleaseContact:  Daytime: Alexa Moutevelis 202-467-5318
September 7, 2006After hours: Tom Finnigan 202-253-3852


USPS Chief Living Large

The United States Postal Service (USPS) is fond of describing itself as a business, on par with some Fortune 100 companies.  However, a recent investigation by the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) into allegations of misconduct of one of its chief spokespersons, Vice-President for Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) Azeezaly Jaffer, graphically reveals just how far removed postal business operations are from those of any well-run, private sector corporation.

August 31, 2006 — Leslie Paige 1157058000

Grifters Give FEMA a Run for Their Money

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its audit of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) efforts in the aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.  The report estimated that fraudulent payments totaled between $600 million and $1.4 billion.

May 31, 2006 — CAGW Staff 1149109200

CCAGW Supports Senator Coburn’s Amendment

For Immediate ReleaseDaytime : Jessica Shoemaker (202) 467-5318
May 2, 2006Evening :  Tom Finnigan  (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.    

April 30, 2006 — CAGW Staff 1146430800

CAGW Tells Congress: Don’t Play Favoritism with Homeland Security

For Immediate ReleaseDaytime : Jessica Shoemaker (202) 467-5318
May 1, 2006Evening :  Tom Finnigan  (202) 253-3852


CAGW Tells Congress: Don’t Play Favoritism with Homeland Security

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Daytime:Jessica Shoemaker 202-467-5318
May 1, 2006After hours:Tom Finnigan 202-253-3852


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