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Joe Biden’s Bad Ideas Include Postal Banking

Postal banking would undermine the basic mission of the USPS.

Thomas Schatz July 10, 2020
Letters to Officials

Coalition Urges Treasury Action on Upcoming "Fiscal Cliff" of Tax Payment Deadlines

Coalition urges Treasury Sec. Mnuchin to defer tax payment deadlines.

Frances Floresca June 24, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Caps on Consumer Loans Hurt More Than They Help

H.R. 5050, the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act, would extend the 36 percent usury annual percentage rate (APR) cap under the 2006 Military Lending Act (MLA) to all consumers, stifling credit access for those that need it most.

Peter Klensch February 5, 2020
The WasteWatcher

FHFA Director Calabria is the Watchdog Taxpayers Deserve

Mark Calabria is moving FHFA in a new direction and making taxpayers his top priority.

Peter Klensch October 16, 2019
Press

CAGW Names Rep. Marcy Kaptur July 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. Marcy Kaptur is the July 2019 Porker of the Month for trying to expand the financially challenged USPS into banking.

CAGW Staff July 15, 2019
Press

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases 2019 Congressional Pig Book

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 2019 Congressional Pig Book, the 27th edition of the group’s exposé on pork-barrel spending.

Curtis Kalin June 12, 2019
Agency Comments

CAGW Submits Comments to Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection on Payday Lending Rule

May 14, 2019 The Honorable Kathy Kraninger Director Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1700 G Street, NW Washington, D.C., 20552 Dear Director Kraninger:

Allen Johnson May 14, 2019
Agency Comments

CAGW Joins Coalition to Support FHFA Rule on Alternative Credit Score Models

March 21, 2019 Alfred M. Pollard, General Counsel Federal Housing Finance Agency 400 Seventh St. NW, 8th Floor Washington, DC 20219 Attention: Comments/ RIN 2590-AA98: Validation and Approval of Credit Score Models by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Thomas Schatz March 22, 2019
Press

Citizens Against Government Waste Submits Recommendations for President Trump’s Nickel Plan

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) sent letters to 16 federal departments and agencies detailing potential spending cuts that could be made in furtherance of President Trump’s “nickel plan” for an across the board 5...

Curtis Kalin November 1, 2018
Press

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases $3.1 Trillion in Waste-Cutting Recommendations

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released Prime Cuts 2018, the latest edition of the group’s comprehensive waste-cutting recommendations that would eliminate unnecessary and ineffective federal programs and...

Curtis Kalin September 26, 2018
The WasteWatcher

GSE Uncertainty Continues to Put Taxpayers at Risk

On September 6, 2018, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing to evaluate the ill-famed ten-year anniversary of conservatorship for government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Fredd

Peter Klensch September 7, 2018
Press

Media Alert: 2018 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released July 18, 2018

The little pink book that makes Washington, D.C. squirm is back and bigger than it has been in many years.  Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2018 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference one week from today on Wednesday...

Curtis Kalin July 11, 2018

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