Citizens Against Government Waste Leads Taxpayer Coalition Opposing the Return of Congressional Earmarks

For Immediate Release
Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318

January 18, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – This afternoon, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz, along with a coalition of taxpayer watchdog groups and lawmakers, held a press conference on Capitol Hill voicing their vigorous opposition to the House’s plan to resurrect the most corrupt and wasteful practice in congressional history:  Earmarks.

Speakers included:

  • Tom Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste
  • Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.)
  • Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.)
  • Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.)
  • Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.)
  • Pete Sepp, President of the National Taxpayers Union
  • Steve Ellis, Vice-President of Taxpayers for Common Sense
  • Michael A. Needham, CEO of Heritage Action for America
  • Rachael Slobodien, Communications Director for the Club for Growth
  • Adam Brandon, President of Freedom Works
  • David Williams, President of the Taxpayer Protection Alliance
  • Jonathan Bydlak, President of the Coalition to Reduce Spending
  • Wesley Denton, Spokesman for the Conservative Partnership Institute


Citizens Against Government Waste is the nation's largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.  

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