Undocumented Workers Receive Billions in Tax Credits

On July 7, 2011, the Department of the Treasury’s Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued a telling report. TIGTA found that unauthorized workers who are ineligible to obtain Social Security Numbers (SSNs), the vast majority of whom are illegal immigrants, were paid $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits in 2010.

Tobacco Excise Taxes Burn Down Federal Revenues

An April 2012 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that excise tax increases on certain tobacco products have resulted in dramatic shifts by manufacturers and consumers toward lower tax products. Specifically, the implementation of taxes on roll your own tobacco and small cigars have led to increases in production and consumption of pipe tobacco and large cigars. While the government has historically used tobacco taxes to raise revenue, GAO’s study revealed that these disparities in taxation instead decreased federal revenues.

CCAGW Denounces Senate for Further Backpedaling on USPS

For Immediate Release: Contact:  Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
April 18, 2012 Luke Gelber (202) 467-5318


President Obama’s Corporate Tax Plan Invites Crony Capitalism

On February 22, 2012, President Obama released a proposal to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent, while also eliminating loopholes in the tax code. Considering that the effective corporate tax rate of 34.6 percent in the U.S. is the highest rate in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and is nearly 50 percent higher than the OECD average, a move to a lower rate is long overdue. Unfortunately, the devil in the White House’s plan lies in the details.

CCAGW Supports Permanent Earmark Moratorium

For Immediate Release
February 7, 2012


Contact:  Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334 Luke Gelber 202-467-5318

CCAGW Supports Permanent Earmark Moratorium

Connect America Fund: Continuing the Universal Service Fee with No End in Sight

On November 18, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its much-anticipated 759-page proposed rulemaking for the Connect America Fund (CAF), which sets out to reform the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the Intercarrier Compensation (ICC) programs. Public comments on certain sections of the rulemaking are due by January 18, 2012, and on other sections by February 17, 2012.


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CAGW Names Rep. Mike Rogers November 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Hoyer is CAGW's Porker of the Month for his support for being a leading proponent of a wasteful sixth military branch called the Space Force.