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Farm Bill Conferees Should Avoid Broadband Overbuild

Broadband overbuild using taxpayer dollars has been an ongoing problem across this country.  Some providers will obtain a grant or loan from a federal agency to build out broadband in rural communities and then use the funding to either deploy or upgrade equipment where broadband already exists rather than spend taxpayer resources on unserved communities where the cost to build networks is much higher.

CAGW Submits Comments to NTIA on Consumer Privacy

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz submitted recommendations to the National Telecommunications Information Administration in the Department of Commerce on ways to advance consumer privacy while ensuring continued prosperity and innovation. 

Comments to NTIA on Developing the Administration's Approach to Consumer Privacy

November 8, 2018

Mr. David Redl
Administrator
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4725
Attn: Privacy RFC
Washington, D.C. 20230

Re: Comments on Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy (Docket Number: 18021780-8780-01)

Dear Administrator Redl,

Citizens Against Government Waste Lists Taxpayer Tricks and Treats For Halloween 2018

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 18th annual compilation of scary, surreal, and spine-tingling taxpayer tricks and treats.

Congressional Eye Turns to DOD's JEDI Contract

One wonders if the “Force” is working against the Department of Defense (DOD) with its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project (JEDI).  The contract bid request that by some estimates could reach $10 billion to build an enterprise-level commercial cloud solution, including Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service, to support the all defense agencies and military branches, has now come under heightened scrutiny by two members of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee.

Comments to FCC on the Unlicensed Use of the 5GHz Band

October 17, 2018

Chairman Ajit Pai
Commissioner Michael O’Rielly
Commissioner Brendan Carr
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

Dear Chairman Pai, Commissioner O’Rielly, Commissioner Carr, and Commissioner Rosenworcel:

Comments to FCC on the Unlicensed Use of the 6GHz Band

October 16, 2018

Chairman Ajit Pai
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20554

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly                   
Federal Communications Commission          
445 12th Street, SW                                        
Washington, D.C. 20554                              

Commissioner Brendan Carr
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20554

CAGW Comments on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: V2V Communications

September 7, 2017

The Honorable Elaine Chao
Secretary
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20590

Ref: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards: V2V Communications
Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0126

Dear Secretary Chao:

DOJ Files Suit Against California’s Onerous Net Neutrality Law

While not unexpected, it was still disappointing to see California Governor Jerry Brown (D) sign into law Senate Bill 822, creating the most restrictive set of rules for internet service providers (ISPs) in U.S. history.  California has often attempted to set standards for the rest of the nation in everything from the environment to technology, often in contravention of the federal powers reserved under the Constitution. 

Comments to FCC on the T-Mobile and Sprint Merger

September 17, 2018

Chairman Ajit Pai                                          
Federal Communications Commission         

445 12th Street, SW                                      
Washington, D.C. 20554                              

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly                   
Federal Communications Commission          
445 12th Street, SW                                        
Washington, D.C. 20554                              

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CAGW Names Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez March 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is CAGW's Porker of the Month for taking the lead in proposing a “Green New Deal” that would bankrupt America.