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Coalition Urges Significant Changes to Proposed Commerce Rule

Coalition of taxpayer and consumer advocacy groups urges signficant changes to proposed Commerce rule that would grant broad, undefined powers to the deparment over small businesses.

Peter Klensch January 10, 2020
Press Release

Citizens Against Government Waste Names Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 2019 Porker of the Year

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is CAGW’s 2019 Porker of the Year for introducing the egregiously expensive “Green New Deal.”

Alexandra Abrams January 7, 2020
The WasteWatcher

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Agrees: Obamacare Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional

No one who purchases health insurance in an Obamacare exchange will lose their health insurance.

Elizabeth Wright December 19, 2019
The WasteWatcher

The Role of Facial Recognition for Law Enforcement

As facial recognition becomes widespread, the technology is raising concerns about privacy and security. 

Deborah Collier December 17, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Trump Administration Announces Phase One of Trade Deal With China

The U.S. and China confirmed completion of a first phase for an agreement to address trade concerns.

Allen Johnson December 16, 2019
The WasteWatcher

McKinsey Consultant Pete Buttigieg Was Right on USPS's High Labor Costs

As a consultant for McKinsey, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg helped write a report examining USPS's high labor costs.   

Leslie Paige December 13, 2019
The WasteWatcher

USMCA Steps Back on Intellectual Property Protection

The administration and Congress should support IP protection in trade deals that respect and adhere as closely as possible to U.S. laws.

Elizabeth Wright December 13, 2019
Press Release

Citizens Against Government Waste Announces 2019 Porker of the Year Nominees

People may cast their ballots for the candidate they think was the most reprehensible Porker in 2019 in an online poll!

Alexandra Abrams December 12, 2019
Press Release

Citizens Against Government Waste Statement on 5.9 GHz

Today’s action finally opens the 5.9 GHz spectrum for a fresh look by the FCC.

Thomas Schatz December 12, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Let's Not Import Bad Ideas Like International Price Indexing

How long do you think television companies would stay in business if the government told them to charge $200 for a TV even though the TV costs $250 to manufacture?  Not very long, but that is exactly what the socialists in Congress want to do with...

Elizabeth Wright December 11, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Congress can Prevent Taxpayers from Getting Hit with Health Insurance Tax

With only a couple weeks left on the 2019 legislative calendar and much of the air on Capitol Hill being consumed by impeachment, Congress is missing out on a painless bipartisan victory that could save taxpayers hundreds of dollars in health...

Peter Klensch December 9, 2019
The WasteWatcher

CBO Releases the "Savings" Expected from Speaker Pelosi’s Drug Pricing Bill

H.R. 3 exerts so much government authority over the pharmaceutical industry.

Elizabeth Wright December 6, 2019

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