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Yucca - Law = Expensive Black Hole

Yesterday, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, visited and took questions regarding the sequester from the leadership at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) located in Rockville, MD.  The agency is charged with...

CAGW Staff August 27, 2013
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And More Costly Duplication

As part of a continuing series, CAGW will be providing you examples of duplication and overlap within the federal government that has been researched by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

CAGW Staff August 21, 2013
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Duplication Duplication

These next few weeks, I will be pointing out areas of duplication, overlap, or fragmentation in the federal government and suggestions on how it can be eliminated that will save millions of dollars for the taxpayers.

CAGW Staff August 8, 2013
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Bravo Senator Coburn!

We’ve heard a lot of whining and seen a lot of hand wringing about how awful the the sequester is to the nation’s economy.  (The sequestration i

CAGW Staff August 5, 2013
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I See Dead People

A Government Accountability Office report released June 28 has an eye catching headline, “USDA Needs to Do More to Prevent Improper Payments to Deceased Individuals.”  Yup, here we go again, our government using our tax dollars to pay dead pe

CAGW Staff July 30, 2013
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A Big Nuthin Burger

Yesterday and today, the President pivoted for the 19th time to the economy and gave a one hour-

CAGW Staff July 25, 2013
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E-Rate Program Reform To Take Center Stage at FCC

On Friday, July 19, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be meeting to discuss, among other items, reforms to the Universal Service Fund (USF)’ E-Rate program, which was highlighted in the July

Deborah Collier July 18, 2013
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Heard It Through the Grape Vine

What would you think of a government that believes too many raisins are being grown and harvested in a particular year so it decides to confiscate a portion of the crop?  Even worse, more often than not, the government will not pay the farmer for...

CAGW Staff July 10, 2013
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Bottom Feeders Take a Bite Out of the Farm Bill

On June 10, 2013 the Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill, which included provisions to operate catfish inspections by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSI

CAGW Staff July 3, 2013
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"Campaign to Cut Waste" Falls Short

On June 13, 2011, President Obama issued Executive Order No.

Thomas Schatz June 13, 2013
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Reform on Sugar Policy Isn’t Getting Sweeter

The Senate overwhelmingly approved its version of the Farm Bill on June 10, 2012 with a vote of 66-27.  There is plenty to say about what is in the $955 billion legislation—with more than $760 billion for going to food stamps and  nutrition programs...

CAGW Staff June 12, 2013
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Internal Revenue (Dis)Service

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is under heavy scrutiny after a report by the Inspector General (IG) at the Treasury Department. Recent videos have surfaced showing IRS employees practicing the popular dance, “the cupid shuffle” and parodying...

CAGW Staff June 7, 2013

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