Citizens Against Government Waste

  • Earmarks are down in 2010

    Earmarks in fiscal 2010 spending bills are down by about 30 percent as compared to this year. A preliminary analysis of the bills was conducted by the group Citizens Against Government Waste. David Williams is…

  • Companies stick agencies with retirement bill

    Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, says the government is paying for private employees’ retirements has been a legitimate business expense for years under cost-accounting standards.

  • Analysis: GSA’s scandal pales in comparison to historical misdeeds

    From Darleen Druyun to Jack Abramoff to wartime contracting, history shows the Public Buildings Service’s lavish spending is small potatoes. Experts say the energy and time Congress has put into hearing on the GSA conference near Las Vegas could be better used to address bigger, most costly problems.

  • The silver lining in the GSA scandal

    Experts say all the focus on Capitol Hill and within agencies will lead to better management and give more respect to whistleblowers. Carolyn Lerner, the head of the Office of Special Counsel, said the attention on the misdeeds of the Public Buildings Service would bolster the need for stronger ethics and integrity.

  • Coburn to Congress: Look in the mirror for the cause of waste

    Sen. Tom Coburn told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday that Congress isn’t doing its job and that’s the root cause of much of the waste in government. Rep. Darrell Issa promised to work with Coburn and Sen. Tom Carper on legislation to reduce overlapping programs.

  • Trump signs government reorganization order

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the goal of the executive order is to make agencies more efficient, effective and accountable.

  • New White House innovation office to take on federal acquisition

    President Donald Trump is naming Jared Kushner, the assistant to the President and his son-in-law, to lead the new Office of American Innovation.