Media Alert: 2016 Congressional Pig Book Rolling Out April 13, 2016

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
April 6, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Save the date!  The little pink book that makes politicians squirm is back.  Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2016 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference one week from today on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 9 am.  This year marks CAGW’s 24th edition of its exposé on pork-barrel spending.  Given that members of Congress in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle have repeatedly attempted to restore earmarks, the release of this year’s Pig Book is even more timely. 

The 2016 Congressional Pig Book features a complete database of pork projects identified by CAGW and the 2016 Pig Book Summary profiles the most egregious examples from the fiscal year (FY) 2016 appropriations bills. 

Confirmed speakers at the press conference include Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Republican Study Committee Chair Bill Flores (R-Texas), and Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) who will discuss the current state of earmark reform, the earmark moratorium, and what must be done to permanently stop Congress from practicing its swinish ways. 

Who:               Citizens Against Government Waste

What:              2016 Congressional Pig Book Release

When:             Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Where:            The Phoenix Park Hotel


520 North Capitol Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001                      

CAGW’s mascot, PigFoot, will be on hand to entertain, along with some live porcine pals.

Hard copies will be distributed at the press conference.  The 2016 Pig Book Summary and the full database will be available online at at 9 am eastern time. 

For answers to further questions, to schedule an interview, or to order a hard copy, please contact CAGW’s Director of Media Relations, Curtis Kalin at (202) 467-5318 or by e-mail at

Citizens Against Government Waste is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.


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