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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.

Media Alert: 2019 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released This Wednesday, June 12, 2019

(Washington, D.C.) –The little pink book that makes Washington, D.C. squirm is back and bigger than ever.  Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2019 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference this Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. EDT.  This year marks CAGW’s 27th edition of its exposé on pork-barrel spending.  

Spidey Sense Signals Incoming Pork

The United States spends approximately 3.2 percent of gross domestic product on defense each year, good for $716 billion in fiscal year 2019, a total that dwarfed spending for all other federal agencies.

A Government-Owned 5G Network Would Be a Massive Boondoggle

Despite mounting evidence to the contrary and President Trump’s announcement that he opposes nationalization of 5G, this idea keeps resurfacing.  And like many other concepts emanating from the Beltway Bandits, this one would be costly and disastrous.  It should be buried and not resurrected.

Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Senate GOP’s Permanent Earmark Ban

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement applauding the Senate Republican Conference for voting to adopt a permanent ban on pork-barrel earmarks.  CAGW has supported a permanent ban since the temporary moratorium was imposed in 2011. 

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Releases 2018 Congressional Ratings

(Washington, D.C.) – The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today released its 2018 Congressional Ratings, highlighting the voting records of all 535 voting members of Congress during the second session of the 115th Congress.

CCAGW Honors Sen. Pat Toomey for Being a "Taxpayer Super Hero"

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress.

CCAGW Honors Sen. Rand Paul for Being a "Taxpayer Super Hero"

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress.

CCAGW Honors Rep. Tom McClintock for Being a "Taxpayer Super Hero"

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress. 

CCAGW Honors Sen. Mike Lee for Being a "Taxpayer Super Hero"

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) applauded Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) for his relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers while serving in Congress. 

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CAGW Names Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham June 2019 Porker of the Month

Gov. Lujan Grisham is CAGW's Porker of the Month for collaborating with green energy firms to enact a "Mini-Green New Deal."