Media Alert: CAGW Joins Republican Study Committee Special Briefing on Congressional Earmarks

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
January 31, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste President Tom Schatz will join several Members of Congress and the Heritage Foundation in hosting a special Republican Study Committee (RSC) briefing, “Earmarks? When Pigs Fly!”

The discussion will be moderated by former Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), RSC Chairman Mark Walker (R-N.C.); and Tom Schatz, President of Citizens Against Government Waste.  Panelists include:  Heritage Foundation President, former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.); Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah); and Reps. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), Bill Flores (R-Texas), Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).  CAGW’s mascot “PigFoot” will also be on hand.

Date: Today, January 31st

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Place: 1539 Longworth

Click HERE to RSVP.        

CAGW President Tom Schatz said, “I look forward to joining this distinguished panel to discuss the perils and pitfalls of congressional earmarks.  CAGW has chronicled the corrupt and wasteful history of pork-barrel earmarks for decades in our annual Congressional Pig Book, which has exposed 110,442 earmarks at a cost of $323.1 billion to taxpayers since 1991. Voters sent a clear and unmistakable message in November’s election: Drain the Swamp.  The scourge of earmarks is an obvious hallmark of the Washington swamp and to resurrect the practice at all, much less mere months after the election, would be an affront to taxpayers.”

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

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