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CAGW Names Rep. Don Young August 2017 Porker of the Month

For Immediate Release
Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318

August 22, 2017
 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) its August 2017 Porker of the Month for advocating for the “road to nowhere.”

Citizens Against Government Waste Statement Supporting Streamlining the Federal Infrastructure Bureaucracy

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued the following statement in support of the executive order streamlining the environmental review and permitting process for federal infrastructure projects that was signed by President Donald Trump on August 15, 2017.

CAGW Releases July 2017 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release
Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318

July 26, 2017
 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its July 2017 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:

The Dangers of Single-Payer Healthcare

The 21st AIRR Act Takes Off

On June 22, 2017, House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) introduced H.R. 2997, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act.  The legislation will provide for a six-year reauthorization and significant reforms to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

ATC Privatization Would Bring U.S. Airport Industry to New Heights

On June 5, 2017 President Donald Trump announced his proposal to privatize the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system as part of a broader plan to drastically improve American infrastructure. Approximately 932 million Americans took to the sky in 2016, more than the air traffic of China, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom combined.   The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is already charged with overseeing the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartfield-Jackson International Airport, and the fourth-busiest, Los Angeles International Airport.

Citizens Against Government Waste Supports Privatization of Air Traffic Control System

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
June 5, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today praised the Trump administration’s plan to modernize the federal air traffic control system.

CAGW President Tom Schatz, who joined President Trump this morning at the White House for the announcement of the initiative, said in a statement:

CAGW Releases May 2017 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
May 19, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its May 2017 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 May edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Safeguarding Infrastructure Investment

As a candidate, President Trump pledged to invest in upgrading the country’s infrastructure.  While there is no formal plan to date from the White House, President Trump stated on May 1, 2017, that “If you have a job that you can't start within 90 days, we're not going to give you the money for it because it doesn't help. … We're going to be very strong on that.  They have to be able to start within 90 days.”

Going Off the Rails in Texas

America’s first high-speed rail project could happen in Texas, where Houston and Dallas would be connected along a 240-mile stretch of railroad.  However, what Texas Central Partners (TCP) and other high speed rail advocates are calling the Texas Central Rail, CAGW considers a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars.

CAGW Releases April 2017 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
April 18, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its April 2017 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 April edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

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CAGW Names New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio September 2018 Porker of the Month

Mayor de Blasio is CAGW's Porker of the Month for signing a bill into law that would halt the ride-sharing revolution in New York City.