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Beware the Words Investment and Free

When government officials talk about “investment” and “free” programs, taxpayers need to hang onto their wallets.  

Elizabeth Wright April 28, 2021
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CAGW Names Rep. Mike Rogers April 2021 Porker of the Month

Rep. Rogers is our April 2021 Porker of the Month for leading the charge to bring back wasteful pork-barrel earmarks.

CAGW Staff April 22, 2021
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End of the Road for the OCO

The first Biden Administration budget request eliminates the Overseas Contingency Operations account, a victory for taxpayers.

Sean Kennedy April 16, 2021
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Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Takes Spending Way Off Track

The American Jobs Act contains hundreds of billions of dollars for non-traditional infrastructure projects.

Elizabeth Wright April 8, 2021
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CAGW Names Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Patrick Leahy March 2021 Porkers of the Month

CAGW named Rep. DeLauro and Sen. Leahy Porkers of the Month for bringing back corrupt, costly, and inequitable earmarks.

Alexandra Abrams March 17, 2021
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Biden's Budget Busting Boondoggle

The House will soon vote on President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Elizabeth Wright February 25, 2021
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CAGW Names Names Gov. Jim Justice February 2021 Porker of the Month

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice (R) is the Porker of the Month for wanting to throw away nearly $2 trillion of the taxpayers’ money.

Alexandra Abrams February 16, 2021
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Taxpayer Alert - A Massive Stimulus Spending Spree Is Being Unleashed

President-elect Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 "relief" and "stimulus" proposal will unleash a massive spending spree that will waste tens of billions of dollars and fail to stimulate the economy.

Thomas Schatz January 15, 2021
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Top 21 Issues for States in 2021

As states prepare for their legislative sessions, CAGW suggests states should focus on these 21 critical issues. 

Frances Floresca December 15, 2020
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Critical Waste Issues for Defense Authorization Conferees

Congress is currently negotiating the final bill language for the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act.  

Deborah Collier December 1, 2020
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Strike Three for the Pentagon

For the third straight year, the Department of Defense was unable to pass a clean audit.  The Pentagon now estimates that it will need another seven years to accomplish this task.

Sean Kennedy November 19, 2020
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Time to Review and Reduce Duplicative Housing Programs

On October 22, 2020, the Senate Budget Committee released a report highlighting overlap and duplication in federal housing programs.

Deborah Collier October 22, 2020

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