WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its Critical Waste Issues for the 115th Congress. The report cuts through the clutter to outline important proposals for smaller and more efficient government.
During the 2016 election, politicians up and down the ballot clamored to brag about how much they were going to cut wasteful federal spending. With a projected deficit of $443 billion for fiscal year (FY) 2017 and a national debt that is fast approaching $20 trillion, it is time for action, not talk.
From agricultural and energy subsidies to healthcare and defense spending, Critical Waste Issues for the 115th Congress details 16 policy areas that require immediate attention, including a chapter on the need for greater accountability, oversight, and transparency. Many of these recommendations have been considered in the past, while others have been largely ignored. But with more concern than ever focused on the size and scope of the federal government, and a new administration that seems to be very interested in reducing wasteful spending, it is now time to revisit these proposals and implement them immediately.
CAGW President Tom Schatz said, “Taxpayer advocates are often asked for specifics on how to identify and eliminate wasteful government spending, and they can find answers in Critical Waste Issues. It should be required reading for every member of Congress and act as a blueprint for reigning in out of control federal spending. The dawn of a new administration is the perfect time to act on these proposals that will help resolve America’s fiscal woes.”
Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, mismanagement and abuse in government.