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CAGW Releases August 2015 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
August 13, 2015  


CAGW Names Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) June Porker of the Month

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
June 24, 2015  

 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) its June Porker of the Month for his absurd attempt to submerge the cost of a submarine program.

CAGW Releases June 2015 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
June 11, 2015  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its June WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its June edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

End the Pentagon Slush Fund

By Sean Kennedy
WasteWatcher, April 2015

Created in 2001 to fund the war in Afghanistan and other associated costs of the Global War on Terror, the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account was intended to be a one-time emergency supplemental.  Instead, it has been used as an annual funding measure, including in 2003, when the U.S. invaded Iraq.

Keep the Caps

By P.J. Austin
WasteWatcher, March 2015

Based on all of the bloviating around Washington, D.C., about how sequestration is inflexible and unworkable, one would assume that the entire federal budget process is about to explode.  In reality, the caps on federal discretionary spending are scheduled to increase every year through fiscal year (FY) 2021; just not by as much as some would like.

CAGW Releases November WasteWatcher Report

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
October 13, 2014  

Procurement Legacies of the Afghan War

By Sean Kennedy
WasteWatcher, November, 2014

One of the most vivid and enduring images of the U.S. departure from Vietnam remains the Navy offloading perfectly good helicopters into the South China Sea as the last of its ships sailed away.  The ongoing U.S. exodus from Afghanistan has produced a similar moment, albeit for a less useful aircraft. 


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