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Texas House Bill 3995 Would Hurt Consumers in the Lone Star State

It has been 20 years since the Texas legislature moved to end regulated energy rates and break up monopolies.  Texas now has twice the energy production of any other state, and electric prices are among the nation’s lowest.  Unfortunately, House Committee on State Affairs Chairman Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) is attempting to set the clock back with his bill, HB 3995.

Senate Vote Reveals Democrats' True Intentions Behind Green New Deal

It is no secret that the Green New Deal is a terrible deal for taxpayers, as even Senate Democrats, despite their public support, refused to match their votes with their words.

Nuclear Bailouts - A Radioactive Cost to Taxpayers

On March 22, 2019, the Trump Administration took another step to act on the president’s campaign promise to financially support coal and nuclear power. 

State Energy Bailouts Pose More Urgent Threat Than Green New Deal

The Green New Deal and its associated hyperbole have commanded most of the recent attention that is paid to energy policy.

CAGW Releases Comprehensive Waste Cutting Proposals for 116th Congress

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its Critical Waste Issues for the 116th Congress.  The report cuts through the clutter to outline important proposals for smaller and more efficient government.

Trump Administration takes heat with FERC nominee

All the way back at the beginning of the year, a federal energy regulator unanimously repudiated a proposed rule that would have subsidized coal and nuclear powerplants.

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.

CAGW Recommendations for Trump Administration's Nickel Plan- DOE

November 1, 2018

The Honorable Rick Perry
Secretary, Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20585

Dear Secretary Perry,

During a meeting on October 17, 2018, President Trump directed you and other members of his Cabinet to cut their department budgets by 5 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2019.  With a national debt of more than $21 trillion and the budget deficit soaring to its highest level since 2012, President Trump’s initiative will help to improve fiscal responsibility.

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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.