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The WasteWatcher

The Science Says – Send the Kids Back to School

One of the hottest debates in the country right now is whether children should be going back to school.

Elizabeth Wright July 20, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Private Companies Are Powering the Future of Aerospace

For most of its history, American aerospace has been dominated by a few entrenched contractors, which has led to inflated prices and a lack of innovation.  New entrants from the private sector have begun to change the status quo. 

Sean Kennedy July 17, 2020
The WasteWatcher

FHWA Lifts Unnecessary Regulation Barring Food Trucks from Vending at Rest Stops

The on-going COVID-19 pandemic presents essential workers with new challenges every day. 

CAGW Staff July 17, 2020
The WasteWatcher

The Lack of Federal Privacy Policy Causes Inconsistency with Tracing Apps

Many states have adopted contact tracing, but there are concerns with the lack of federal privacy policy. 

Frances Floresca July 16, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Executive Orders to Lower Drug Costs?  Not Likely.

For several days, it has been reported that President Trump is writing numerous Executive Orders (EO) to lower drug costs, along with addressing other issues.

Elizabeth Wright July 15, 2020
Op-Eds

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

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