Media Alert: 2019 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released This Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | Citizens Against Government Waste

Media Alert: 2019 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released This Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Press Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318

June 10, 2019

(Washington, D.C.) –The little pink book that makes Washington, D.C. squirm is back and bigger than ever.  Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2019 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference this Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10 a.m. EDT.  This year marks CAGW’s 27th edition of its exposé on pork-barrel spending.  

The 2019 Congressional Pig Book features a complete database of pork projects identified by CAGW and the 2019 Pig Book Summary profiles the most egregious examples from the fiscal year (FY) 2019 appropriations bills.  

Confirmed speakers at the press conference include Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), and Reps. Ted Budd (R-N.C.), Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), Bill Flores (R-Texas), and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.). 

The speakers will discuss the current state of earmark reform and what must be done to permanently stop members of Congress from practicing their swinish ways.  

***Members of the media who wish to attend the press conference must RSVP to CAGW’s Communications Director, Curtis Kalin by e-mail at any time prior to June 12.***

Who:              Citizens Against Government Waste

What:             2019 Congressional Pig Book Release

When:            Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. EDT 

Where:           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 Faye, a live pot-bellied pig. 

Hard copies of the 2019 Pig Book Summary will be distributed at the press conference.  The full database will be available online at at 10:00 am EDT.  

For answers to further questions, to schedule an interview, or to request an embargoed copy, please contact CAGW Communications Director Curtis Kalin by e-mail at

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