Media Alert: 2017 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released July 19 | Citizens Against Government Waste

Media Alert: 2017 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released July 19

Press Release

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Curtis Kalin -- -- 202-467-5318
July 12, 2017 

(Washington, D.C.) – Save the date!  The little pink book that makes Washington, D.C. squirm is back.  Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2017 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference one week from today on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 9 am.  This year marks CAGW’s 25th edition of its exposé on pork-barrel spending.  The silver anniversary edition of the Pig Book is all the more significant because the House of Representatives is currently considering reversing its 2011 moratorium on the corrupt practice.

The 2017 Congressional Pig Book features a complete database of pork projects identified by CAGW and the 2017 Pig Book Summary profiles the most egregious examples from the fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations bills. 

Confirmed speakers at the press conference include Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), with further speakers to be announced in the near future.  All speakers will discuss the current state of earmark reform, the earmark moratorium, and what must be done to permanently stop members of Congress from practicing their swinish ways. 

Who:               Citizens Against Government Waste

What:              2017 Congressional Pig Book Release

When:             Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

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 our live porcine pal, Faye.

Hard copies will be distributed at the press conference.  The 2017 Pig Book Summary and the full database will be available online at at 9 am EST. 

For answers to further questions, to schedule an interview, or to request an embargoed copy, please contact CAGW’s 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.


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