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Best Laid Plans: Another USPS IG Report, Another Failed Attempt to Save Money

As has been pointed out repeatedly in the past few years, United States Postal Service (USPS) management continues to struggle mightily to enact efficiencies or carve out savings from its operations.  And this continues to be the case despite the...

Leslie Paige October 17, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Hope Ahead for VA/DOD Interoperability

In 1982, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) were charged by Congress to share patient information for servicemembers transitioning from DOD into the VA health care system.  This transition process has been...

Deborah Collier August 7, 2019
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The Multiemployer Pensions Crisis Needs Reform, Not a Bailout

A billion-dollar taxpayer bailout of failing multiemployer pensions is on the horizon.

Peter Klensch July 12, 2019
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Taxpayers' Independence Day

The American people received an early Independence Day present on July 1 when President Trump signed into law H.R. 3151, the Taxpayer First Act of 2019.

Thomas Schatz July 2, 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
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USVI Should Avoid Repeating Municipal Broadband Failures

A U.S. Virgin Islands’ (USVI) public utility company is positioning itself to create a municipal broadband network that could come at the expense of hundreds of millions of duplicative taxpayer dollars under the guise of recovery from hurricanes...

Peter Klensch May 21, 2019
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House Appropriations Imposes Limits on JEDI Contract

The House Appropriations Committee released its report to accompany the Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2020.  Included in the report

Deborah Collier May 20, 2019
The WasteWatcher

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
Press

CAGW Releases Comprehensive Waste Cutting Proposals for 116th Congress

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its Critical Waste Issues for the 116th Congress.  The report cuts through the clutter to outline important proposals for smaller and more efficient government.

Curtis Kalin February 19, 2019
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USPS’s 12 Years of Financial Woe

On November 14, 2018, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced that, for the 12th year running, it lost money.  While this annual revelation has become something of a dog bites man story, the new, and more alarm

Leslie Paige November 29, 2018
Letters to Officials

CAGW and NTU Urge CMS to Revive Prepayment Review Process for Medicare Claims

October 19, 2018 Seema Verma Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7500 Security Boulevard Baltimore, Maryland 21244 Dear Administrator Verma:

CAGW Staff October 29, 2018
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FCC Commissioner Offers Commonsense Advice to Rural Utilities Service

Publicly-funded broadband overbuild is an ongoing problem across the country.  It is far easier to deploy new services alongside existing infrastructure than to build-out to those who remain in unserved areas. 

Deborah Collier September 11, 2018

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