Citizens Against Government Waste Submits Rescission Recommendations to President Trump

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

April 26, 2018
 

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz sent a letter to President Donald Trump today with a list of proposals for the White House to include in its rescissions package to Congress.

The letter reads, in part (full letter):

“Since 1993, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has annually published Prime Cuts, a comprehensive account of options the federal government possesses to reduce waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement.  In the 2017 edition, CAGW had 607 recommendations that would save $336.2 billion in the first year and $2.3 trillion over five years.  Since CAGW was established in 1984 following the release of the Grace Commission report under President Reagan, the implementation of recommendations similar to those in Prime Cuts has helped save taxpayers $1.8 trillion.

“On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of CAGW, I urge you to consider the following recommendations for your rescissions package that are included in Prime Cuts, as well as proposed in whole or in part in your Major Savings and Reforms for fiscal year (FY) 2019.”

“While CAGW has hundreds of other reforms to save taxpayer dollars, these seven commonsense recommendations would save more than $14 billion over one year and $70 billion over five years, and we hope you will include them in the rescissions package.”

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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