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CAGW Names Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla May Porker of the Month

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
May 24, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Gov. Alejandro García Padilla (D-P.R.) its May Porker of the Month for recklessly pushing Puerto Rico into default. 

CCAGW Supports HR 4900 - Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act

U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C.  20515

 

Dear Representative,

On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I strongly urge you to support H.R. 4900, the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA).  This legislation creates an essential mechanism to thwart a taxpayer bailout of Puerto Rico’s fiscal failures.

CAGW Releases 2016 Congressional Pig Book

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
April 13, 2016  

Schatz: “Earmarks are making an unwelcome comeback”

CAGW Releases March 2016 WasteWatcher

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

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its March 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 March edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

How to Stop the Death Spiral in Puerto Rico

In late June, 2015, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said that the island could not meet its obligations to pay off $72 billion in the combined debt of the territorial government and municipalities.  In November 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department agreed that the territory was insolvent.  Garcia Padilla then called the situation a “death spiral” during a hearing on December 1, 2015.

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CAGW Names Sen. Kamala Harris August 2018 Porker of the Month

Sen. Harris is CAGW's Porker of the Month for for proposing an expensive and impractical taxpayer-funded rent subsidy.