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USA Act Targets Zombie Federal Programs

The Unauthorized Spending Accountability Act of 2021 will help eliminate zombie programs in the federal government.

Deborah Collier April 14, 2021
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Members Introduce Bill to Permanently Ban Earmarks

Legislation has been introduced to make the moratorium on congressional earmarks permanent.

Deborah Collier March 12, 2020
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RSC Budget Provides Only Clear Path Toward Fiscal Responsibility

The national debt stands at more than $22 trillion, with trillion-dollar deficits right around the corner.  Entitlement spending continues to rise and is projected to make up 60 percent of spending for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020.

Peter Klensch May 2, 2019
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New House Bill to Permanently Ban Earmarks

The Earmark Elimination Act—H.R. 5369—would prohibit the House from considering any legislation containing earmarks, and it would strip any earmarks found in a bill being considered by the House before it could proceed.

Allen Johnson March 29, 2018
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President Trump is Right to Stop the Gateway Boondoggle

As Congress stares down yet another funding deadline on March 23, 2018, discussion over the $900 million earmark has resurfaced.

Peter Klensch March 16, 2018
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Myths and Realities: Earmarks

Reality:  Earmarks are not the answer to mitigating the extreme partisanship that exists in Washington and are have nothing to do with getting things done.

Thomas Schatz January 11, 2018
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Highway Trust Fund Nearing the End of the Road

The Highway Trust Fund is a transportation fund financed by an 18.4 cents per gallon gas tax extracted from drivers every time they fill their tank.  The tax proceeds are

CAGW Staff July 7, 2014
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Put a Fork In it! Earmarks are Dead ... Almost.

In a November 4, 2013 blog published in The Hill titled “Congress should return to responsible earmark policy,” former Rep.

CAGW Staff November 12, 2013
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And Here’s To You, Mrs. Lautenberg!

The recent action by Congress to provide a death gratuity to the widow of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) has raised a few eyebrows.

William Christian October 18, 2013
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Will Earmarks Make a Comeback?

In today’s (August 26, 2013 ) National Journal, there is a column by Fawn Johnson entitled, “Does the Earmark Moratorium Hurt Congress?” (The National Journal is a subscription

CAGW Staff August 26, 2013
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Bottom Feeders Take a Bite Out of the Farm Bill

On June 10, 2013 the Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill, which included provisions to operate catfish inspections by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSI

CAGW Staff July 3, 2013
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End of the Line for MEADS

The Obama Administration may have just hammered the last nail into the coffin of the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS).

Sean Kennedy April 12, 2013

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