CAGW Announces 2018 Porker of the Year Nominees | Citizens Against Government Waste

CAGW Announces 2018 Porker of the Year Nominees

Press Release

For Immediate Release       Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
December 11, 2018 


(Washington, D.C.) - Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today announced the nominees for its 2018 Porker of the Year.  People may cast their ballots for the candidate they think was the most reprehensible Porker in 2018 in an online poll at  The five finalists were chosen by CAGW staff from among the 11 worthy Porkers of the Month.  The voting deadline is December 28, 2018 and the results will be announced on January 3, 2019.  The candidates are:

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was named March 2018 Porker of the Month for spreading false prophesies about the wildly successful tax reform law.
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was named May 2018 Porker of the Month for her proposal to allow the fiscally-imperiled United States Postal Service to expand into banking.
  • Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was named August 2018 Porker of the Month for proposing a bill that would subsidize rent with taxpayer dollars.
  • House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) was named October 2018 Porker of the Month for supporting the resurrection of pork-barrel earmarks should Democrats take back control of the House.
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) was named November 2018 Porker of the Month for being a leading advocate of the Space Force, which would be a wasteful and duplicative sixth military branch.

CAGW is the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.  Porker of the Month and Porker of the Year are dubious honors given to lawmakers, government officials, and political candidates who have shown a blatant disregard for the interests of taxpayers.

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