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Citizens Against Government Waste Releases Analysis of Minnesota Opioid Tax

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released an analysis of misguided provisions in Gov.  Tim Walz’s (D-Minn.) budget that would impose new taxes on pharmaceutical drugs in the name of halting the opioid crisis.

Higher Taxes on Pharmaceuticals Will Not Solve the Opioid Crisis

It is common knowledge that addiction to opioids and other controlled substances such as fentanyl is a national epidemic that needs to be addressed.  But, the plans being offered by Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz and the state legislature will drive up pharmaceutical costs, hurt patients, and fail to solve the opioid crisis in Minnesota.

Yes Virginia, (and Alabama, Alaska, Arizona … Wyoming) There is a Conservative Cure for Obamacare!

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019 President Trump threw a virtual grenade into the Washington debating room when he tweeted, “The Republican Party will become ‘The Party of Healthcare.’”  This announcement came the day after the Justice Department wrote a March 25 letter to the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans that it would side with the December 14, 2018 U.S.

House Introduces Single-Payer Healthcare Plan: Medicare for All

On Wednesday, February 27, Rep. Pramila Jaypal (D-Wa) introduced H.R. 1384, the “Medicare for All Act of 2019.”  As of March 8, the bill has 106 co-sponsors.  That represents 45 percent of the Democratic caucus.

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.

The Greatest Sabotage to Obamacare is 'Medicare for All'

Today the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled, “Strengthening Our Health Care System: Legislation to Reverse ACA Sabotage and Ensure Pre-Existing Condition Protections.”  The irony cannot be lost that Chairwoman Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) was a co-sponsor of H.R.

More Fake News about BPA

For years, physicians, nutritionists, and behavioral scientists have been telling us that too many children are obese, eat too many foods high in fat and sugar, and are too sedentary.  A May 29, 2018 Washington Post article noted that “the average American child spends five to eight hours in front of a digital screen.”  We are not alone in our nation’s children living a much more inactive lifestyle then their pa

They’re Baaaaack – The Sequel

In their never-ending quest to run roughshod and exert control over the research-intensive biopharmaceutical industry, socialists in Congress have introduced various price-control bills.  For some reason they continue to think innovative drugs that cure cancer or other chronic diseases, such as hepatitis C, are whipped up in a back room with a 1970s-style “

CAGW: FDA Should Embrace Harm Reduction, Approve Modified Risk Tobacco Product Application

January 8, 2019

Food and Drug Administration
Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305)
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

 

Re:
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, LLC. MRTP Application for Copenhagen Snuff
Docket FDA-2018-N-3261

 

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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.