Posted by Daniel Lopez | 01 April 2020

Its April’s Fools Day, but this is no joke: White Coat Waste just exposed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wasted $10,000 on dog urine experiments just days after the first COVID-19 death on U.S. soil. As reported by Fox News and the Washington Free Beacon, the FDA prioritized buying dog urine instead at...

Posted by Daniel Lopez | 31 March 2020

  Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, MD (R-OK) passed away last weekend at the age of 72 after a long battle with cancer. Dr. Coburn was a consummate physician and legislator, and is perhaps best known for his tireless and colorful fight against government waste.  As the creator of the “Wastebook,” Dr. Coburn’s snarky takes...

Posted by Daniel Lopez | 26 March 2020

UPDATE (3/31/20): The COVID-19 stimulus bill signed into law by President Trump includes bipartisan spending oversight measures advocated by WCW and others, including an independent oversight panel led by Inspectors General and a public website reporting how stimulus funds are being spent. WCW is grateful to Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Gary Peters (D-MI)–the chairman...

Posted by Daniel Lopez | 24 March 2020

The deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) is quickly spreading throughout the nation and ravaging public health and the global economy.  By now, you’ve likely read that the disease has been traced to a so-called “wet market” in Wuhan, China where live animals–domestic and wild–are slaughtered and sold for consumption. But did you know that American tax dollars...

Posted by Daniel Lopez | 12 March 2020

Once again, White Coat Waste Project (WCW) has prevailed in its fight against government secrecy about taxpayer-funded animal experiments! The news was first reported on Bloomberg Law. In two separate lawsuits filed against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in 2017, WCW challenged the agency’s refusal to release certain information about its wasteful and cruel...

Posted by Justin Goodman | 11 March 2020

In advance of Sunshine Week, 2019 WCW “Congressional Waste Warrior” awardee Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) took to the Senate floor to shed light on egregious and secretive government waste, and wasteful taxpayer-funded animal experiments were front and center. “Folks, this is your money: So, shouldn’t you have a right to know how it’s being spent?”@brad_polumbo...

Posted by Daniel Lopez | 02 March 2020

Just a week after White Coat Waste Project released never-before-seen videos of NIH bureaucrats wasting tax dollars to give monkeys brain damage and torment them with toy snakes and spiders, powerful Democrat and Republican lawmakers are demanding answers. The federal government has spent almost $100M on monkey brain studies since 2007, including $16M on tests in...

Posted by Daniel Lopez | 28 February 2020

Taxpayers have a right to know how our money is being spent, and people in Maryland will certainly rethink their support for the Bethesda-based National Institutes of Health (NIH) when they see White Coat Waste Project’s (WCW) new ad campaign. In November 2019, public transit officials in Maryland unlawfully rejected WCW ads exposing how the...

Posted by Daniel Lopez | 23 February 2020

This past December, White Coat Waste Project (WCW) sued the National Institutes of Health (NIH) after it refused to release videos and other materials related to wasteful and bizarre psychological experiments on primates that have cost taxpayers nearly $100 million just since 2007. Now, we know what they were trying to hide: a taxpayer-funded fear...