Save the date! The little pink book that makes Washington, D.C. squirm
is back. Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2017
Congressional Pig Book at a press conference this Wednesday, July
19, 2017 at 9 am. This year marks CAGW’s 25th edition of its exposé on
pork-barrel spending. The silver anniversary edition of the Pig Book
is all the more significant because the House of Representatives is
currently considering reversing its 2011 moratorium on the corrupt
The 2017 Congressional Pig Book features a complete database of
pork projects identified by CAGW and the 2017 Pig Book Summary
profiles the most egregious examples from the fiscal year (FY) 2017
Confirmed speakers at the press conference include Sens. Jeff Flake
(R-Ariz.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Republican Study Committee (RSC)
Chair Mark Walker (R-N.C.), former RSC Chair Bill Flores (R-Texas), and
Reps. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) and Jim Banks (R-Ind.). Speakers will
discuss the current state of earmark reform, the earmark moratorium, and
what must be done to permanently stop members of Congress from
practicing their swinish ways.
Update: Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz)
will no longer be attending due to his recent surgery. The entire CAGW
him a speedy recovery.
Citizens Against Government Waste
2017 Congressional Pig Book Release
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
The Phoenix Park Hotel Ballroom
520 North Capitol Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
CAGW’s mascot, PigFoot, will be on hand to entertain, along with the
return of our live porcine pal, Faye.
Hard copies will be distributed at the press conference. The 2017 Pig
Book Summary and the full database will be available online at www.cagw.org
at 9 am EDT.
For answers to further questions, to schedule an interview, or to
request an embargoed copy, please contact CAGW’s Communications
Director, Curtis Kalin by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization
dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in
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