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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.

Open Competition for State Department Contracts

The Honorable Ed Royce

Chairman

Committee on Foreign Affairs

U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

The Honorable Eliot Engel

Ranking Member

Committee on Foreign Affairs

U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

The Honorable Jason Chaffetz

Chairman

Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

The Honorable Elijah Cummings

Ranking Member

CAGW Releases November 2015 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
November 19, 2015  

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

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Intellectual Property

On October 5, 2015, negotiations for the TPPA concluded and a summary of the 30 chapters of the agreement was released.  Chapter 18 of the agreement specifically discusses the rights and responsibilities of each TPP member nation in protecting IP.  The 12 TPPA member nations are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam. 

CAGW Goes Trick-or-Treating For 2015

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
October 29, 2015  

(Washington, D.C.) – For more than a decade, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has celebrated All Hallow’s Eve with its annual compilation of scary, grotesque, and spine-tingling examples of wasteful government spending.  The following is CAGW’s list of nominees for inclusion in the Fiscal House of Horrors for 2015…

CAGW Releases July 2015 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
July 14, 2015  

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

Passage of TPA is a Win for All

On June 24, 2015, the Senate followed the House’s lead and voted 60-38 in favor of H.R. 2146, which contained the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA).  After President Obama signed the bill into law on June 29, 2015, he can now “fast track” trade deals to Congress for approval by a simple majority in both chambers.  This process assures trading partners that agreements cannot be amended once a deal has been consummated.

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CAGW Names Rep. Elijah Cummings November 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Cummings is CAGW's November Porker of the Month for attempting to place price controls on prescription drugs.