Citizens Against Government Waste Announces 2019 Porker of the Year Nominees | Citizens Against Government Waste

Citizens Against Government Waste Announces 2019 Porker of the Year Nominees

Press Release

For Immediate Release Contact: Ally Abrams 202-467-5310
December 12, 2019 aabrams@cagw.org

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) announced the nominees for its 2019 Porker of the Year.  People may cast their ballots for the candidate they think was the most reprehensible Porker in 2019 in an online poll at cagw.org/porkeroftheyear.  The six finalists were chosen by CAGW staff from among the 11 worthy Porkers of the Month.  The voting deadline is December 27, 2019 and the results will be announced on January 7, 2020.  The candidates are:

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) was named January 2019 Porker of the Month for supporting the comeback of pork-barrel earmarks.

Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) was named February 2019 Porker of the Month for claiming that the repeal of net neutrality “has been a disaster for consumers.”

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) was named July 2019 Porker of the Month for suggesting the financially challenged USPS should get into banking.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was named March 2019 Porker of the Month proposing the alarming $93 trillion “Green New Deal.”

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA.) was named October 2019 Porker of the Month for trying to implement dangerous price controls under her drug pricing bill.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was named May 2019 Porker of the Month for proposing a taxpayer-funded student loan bailout and “free” college. 

Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.  For more than two decades, Porker of the Month is a dubious honor given to lawmakers and government officials who have shown a blatant disregard for the interests of taxpayers.

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