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CCAGW to Senate Judiciary: Lift Outdated , Onerous Regs During STELA Markup

June 17, 2014 The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy Chairman Senate Judiciary Committee 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510

CAGW Staff June 18, 2014
The WasteWatcher

Eight Dirty Words... and the Mother of All Debt Bombs!

The April 16, 2014 article, “Senators Miss Sperling at Key Point for Housing Bill,” by Jon Prior, Kevin Cirilli and MJ Lee, probably should have appeared on “Page 6” of the New York Post – renowned fo

William Christian April 18, 2014
The WasteWatcher

So Long, Farewell...

This week Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius resigned her position from the Department of Health and Human Services.  Most policy people in Washington are not asking, “w

Elizabeth Wright April 12, 2014
The WasteWatcher

Obama of the Thousand Days

Yes, it’s happened again, twice in a matter of days.  The Obama administration has made major changes to Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without Congressional approval.  Based on a Galen Institute list of admin

Elizabeth Wright March 11, 2014
The WasteWatcher

In Case You Missed It

Between the three-day holiday weekend and the big snow storm on the east coast, you may have missed this news story from the Jan 17, Wall Street Journal.  Titled  

Elizabeth Wright January 23, 2014
The WasteWatcher

Obamacare: Still Not Ready for Primetime

The New York Times provided numbers yesterday on Medicaid enrollment compared to Obamacare enrollment during the month of October.  Those of us who foll

CAGW Staff December 4, 2013
The WasteWatcher

Department of Veterans Affairs Conferences: Where Government Employees' Dreams Come True

On October 30, 2013, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing regarding wasteful spending at two conferences by the Department of Veterans

CAGW Staff October 30, 2013
The WasteWatcher

I Take Responsibility - Sort Of

Fireworks flew today during the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s hearing as Members of Congress grilled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about the disastrous roll-out of Obamacare.  Much of it was a repeat from the hearing...

CAGW Staff October 30, 2013
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We Aren’t Greece...Yet

There was a great article by Holman Jenkins in the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday entitled: "Behind the Noise, Entitlement Reform."  

CAGW Staff October 3, 2013
The WasteWatcher

President Obama Meet Senator Obama

As we approach the debt-ceiling debate (expected to be sometime between mid-October and mid-November) it is worth to review what Senator Obama said about raising the debt ceiling in March, 2006.  You can find his statement in the Congressional...

CAGW Staff September 24, 2013
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You’re Kidding, More Government Excess?

I’ve written before about several reports released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which catalog duplication of and excess in programs across the government.  The GAO offers suggestions on reducing the duplication that would release...

CAGW Staff September 11, 2013
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Unlike the Movie Monsters, Will the "Lifeline" Program Ever Die?

CAGW has repeatedly railed against the abuses of the “Lifeline” program, but much like Michael Myers (of “Halloween” fame), Jason Voorhees (of the “Friday the 13th” franchise), and George Romero’s zombies, this program simply refuses to die.

William Christian August 27, 2013

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