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Our coronavirus economic recovery requires us to get rid of earmarks

FBN: For the third year in a row, members of Congress have set a record for the cost of earmarks during the supposed earmark moratorium.

Thomas Schatz July 15, 2020
Press Release

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases 2020 Congressional Pig Book

This is the 28th edition of our exposé on pork-barrel spending.

Alexandra Abrams July 15, 2020
Reports

2020 Congressional Pig Book

The Congressional Pig Book is CAGW's annual compilation of the pork-barrel projects in the federal budget. A "pork" project is a line-item in an appropriations bill that designates tax dollars for a specific purpose in circumvention...

CAGW Staff July 14, 2020
Press Release

MEDIA ALERT: 2020 Congressional Pig Book Virtual Press Conference

The little pink book that makes Washington, D.C. squirm is back tomorrow!

Alexandra Abrams July 14, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Joe Biden’s Bad Ideas Include Postal Banking

Postal banking would undermine the basic mission of the USPS.

Thomas Schatz July 10, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Congress Should Strengthen, Not Undermine, the Pentagon's Chief Management Officer

In the very short amount of time the position has existed, the Pentagon’s Chief Management Officer has identified an impressive amount of savings within the Department of Defense.  Despite this fact, members of Congress are moving quickly to...

Sean Kennedy July 9, 2020
The WasteWatcher

The FDA Finally Decides IQOS Is a Harm Reduction Product

Philip Morris Products S.A.’s IQOS Tobacco Heating System can now be marketed as a tobacco harm reduction product.

Elizabeth Wright July 8, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Cancel Culture Goes After Famed Environmentalist

Michael Shellenberger’s new book, “Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All,” explains why most forms of renewable energy are bad for the environment and not practical for the world’s energy needs. 

Elizabeth Wright July 7, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Agencies Need to Stop Fighting for Unneeded Spectrum

For nearly four years, the FCC under Chairman Pai’s leadership has moved quickly to address the ever-changing telecommunications needs of the nation

Thomas Schatz July 3, 2020
The WasteWatcher

States Should Cut Spending, Not Raise Taxes

State governments should be focused on cutting spending to offset revenue losses, not raising taxes.  

CAGW Staff July 1, 2020
The WasteWatcher

California’s $100 Billion Nightmare High-Speed Rail Project

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has caused a fiscal nightmare for the state. 

CAGW Staff July 1, 2020
Press Release

CAGW Statement on Implementation of the USMCA

The USMCA is the start of a new era for improved trade among the North American trading partners.

Alexandra Abrams July 1, 2020

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