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CAGW Joins Coalition to Support FHFA Rule on Alternative Credit Score Models

March 21, 2019

Alfred M. Pollard, General Counsel
Federal Housing Finance Agency
400 Seventh St. NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20219

Attention: Comments/ RIN 2590-AA98: Validation and Approval of Credit Score Models by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Dear Mr. Pollard,

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.

CAGW Names Kamala Harris 2018 Porker of the Year

For Immediate Release      Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
January 3, 2019  

 
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) announced the results of its online poll for the 2018 Porker of the Year.  There were five worthy candidates who were guilty of promoting patently flawed policies, defending wasteful boondoggles, and pushing a big-spending agenda. 

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- HUD

November 1, 2018

The Honorable Ben Carson
Secretary, Department of Housing Urban Development
451 7th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20410

Dear Secretary Carson,

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.

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.

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases $3.1 trillion in Waste-Cutting Recommendations

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released Prime Cuts 2018, the latest edition of the group’s comprehensive waste-cutting recommendations that would eliminate unnecessary and ineffective federal programs and spending. 

GSE Uncertainty Continues to Put Taxpayers at Risk

On September 6, 2018, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing to evaluate the ill-famed ten-year anniversary of conservatorship for government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Committee members and witnesses addressed the inherent dangers of keeping the status quo as well as potential reforms to limit systemic risk.

CAGW Marks Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s 10-Year Anniversary Under Government Control

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) marked the 10-year anniversary of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac being placed under government conservatorship by highlighting today’s House Financial Services Committee hearing, “A Failure to Act: How a Decade without GSE Reform Has Once Again Put Taxpayers at Risk.”

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CAGW Names Sen. Elizabeth Warren May 2019 Porker of the Month

Sen. Warren is CAGW's Porker of the Month for proposing a taxpayer-funded student loan bailout and "free" college.