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Congressman Kanjorski (D-Pa.) joins a mushrooming list of members of Congress whose earmarking habits are getting a lot of media attention.  Over an eight-year period, Rep. Kanjorski steered $10 million in earmarked federal funding (from the Energy and Defense Departments, as well as the Economic Development Administration) to Cornerstone Technologies, LLC, which employed his four nephews and his daughter as either owners or board members.  The ostensible purpose of the grants was to do research on using high-pressure jets of water to pulverize anthracite into microscopic particles for subsequent use in vehicle parts.  Cornerstone has now declared bankruptcy, but while contracts were flowing, the company was paying hefty salaries to at least two of Kanjorski’s nephews.  Not only was Cornerstone funded with federal contracts, one of its affiliates, Pennsylvania Micronics, run by other Kanjorski relatives, also benefited from subcontracts.  A former head of Penn State’s Energy Institute is quoted in a June 3, 2007 Scranton Times-Tribune as saying “it was like the four stooges meet anthracite.”  Which reminded us of that famous Stooges exchange between Curly and Moe in the classic film “Dizzy Pilots:”  “Vice? I have no vice. I’m pure as the driven snow,” says Curly. “Yeah, but ya drifted!” says Moe...slap! 

CCAGW Testifies Against Net Neutrality in Maryland

For Immediate Release

Daytime contact: Alexa Moutevelis: (202) 467-5318

February 27, 2007

After hours contact: Tom Finnigan: (202) 253-3852

 

CYREN CALL REALITY CHECK

CONGRESSIONALALERT

February 6, 2007

Contact:  202/467-5300

 

The War on Waste: Chronicles of Waste, Fraud and Abuse

CAGW Backs Anti-RFID Report



For Immediate Release Daytime contact: Alexa Moutevelis: (202) 467-5318
December 4, 2006 After hours contact: Tom Finnigan: (202) 253-3852

 

CYREN CALL REALITY CHECK

For Immediate Release 202/467-5300
November 14, 2006

 

CAGW Praises Increased Homeland Security Oversight

For Immediate Release Daytime :  Alexa Moutevelis 202-467-5318
November 8, 2006 After hours contact:    Tom Finnigan 202-253-3852

 

CAGW Commends Microsoft-Novell Deal

For Immediate Release Daytime : Alexa Moutevelis: (202) 467-5318
November 3, 2006 After hours contact: Tom Finnigan: (202) 253-3852

 

CAGW: Delay in Upholstered Furniture Flammability Standard Costing Lives and Tax Dollars

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September 11, 2006 After hours: Tom Finnigan 202-253-3852

 

CAGW

For Immediate Release Daytime contact: Alexa Moutevelis: (202) 467-5318
September 5, 2006 After hours contact: Tom Finnigan: (202) 253-3852

 

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CAGW Names Rep. Bennie Thompson June 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Thompson is CAGW's Porker of the Month for attempting to create taxpayer-funded dorms for members of Congress.