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FHFA Director Calabria is the Watchdog Taxpayers Deserve

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

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.

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.

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:

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

Dear Mr. Pollard,

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 percent budget cut, which he announced on October 17, 2018.

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 spending. 

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 Freddie Mac.  Committee members and witnesses addressed the inherent dangers of keeping the status quo as well as potential reforms to limit systemic risk.

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, July 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. EDT. 

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

Gov. Pritzker is CAGW's Porker of the Month for signing a $40.1 billion budget without any spending restraints and $1.4 billion in pork-barrel projects.