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CAGW Names Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker September 2019 Porker of the Month

Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker (D) signed a $40.1 billion budget without any spending restraints and $1.4 billion in pork-barrel projects.

CAGW Staff September 24, 2019
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CBO Report Shows Trillion-Dollar Deficits and Much Worse Around the Corner

An already grim fiscal outlook grew worse in the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) update to its Budget and Economic Outlook for 2019 to 2029.

Peter Klensch August 21, 2019
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CAGW Names Rep. John Carter August 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) is the August 2019 Porker of the Month for voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 (BBA), which saddles taxpayers with more spending and debt.

CAGW Staff August 19, 2019
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Senate Adds $1.7 Trillion to Deficit

The U.S. government is currently over $22 trillion in debt, a fact some of the bill’s Republican opponents raised during debate.

Allen Johnson August 2, 2019
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CCAGW Urges Members of Congress to Oppose Disastrous Budget Deal

House Democrats and the President have reached a deal that would raise discretionary spending caps by $320 billion over the next two years with less than a quarter in offsets. This agreement totally abandons the government’s fiscal responsibility.

Allen Johnson July 23, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Republican Study Committee Stands Firm on Budget Negotiations

Concerns are rising in Washington regarding the status of an agreement between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) and the White House to raise the discretionary spending caps imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2

Allen Johnson July 22, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Proceed with Caution on JEDI Procurement

The decision announced today in favor of the Department of Defense (DOD) in the U.S.

Thomas Schatz July 12, 2019
The WasteWatcher

States Provide Solutions to Federal Budget Woes

With looming trillion-dollar deficits, it’s time for the federal government to learn a thing or two about budget process reform and other cost-savings measures from state governments. 

CAGW Staff July 12, 2019
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Lawmakers Who Want to Boost the Middle Class Should Focus on Lowering the Debt

This week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 2019 Long-Term Outlook which corroborated that the United States current rate of spending is unsustainable.

Allen Johnson June 27, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Congress Drives the "Megabus" Off the Tracks

Even with the national debt at more than $22 trillion and trillion-dollar annual deficits beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2022, Congress continues full-speed ahead towards another fiscal disaster.  This week’s poor spending decision comes from H.R....

CAGW Staff June 20, 2019
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California's Budget Projects a $22 Billion Surplus, Yet Wants Billions More in New Taxes

After 32 consecutive victories on the TV game show “Jeopardy,” James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada, saw his incredible winning streak come to an end.  Finishing with $2,462,216 in total prize money, James

Peter Klensch June 20, 2019
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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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