Media Alert: 2018 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released This Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | Citizens Against Government Waste

Media Alert: 2018 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released This Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Press Release

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

July 16, 2018

(Washington, D.C.) – The little pink book that makes Washington, D.C. squirm is back and bigger than it has been in years.  Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2018 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference this Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. EDT.  This year marks CAGW’s 26th edition of its exposé on pork-barrel spending.  In the “Drain the Swamp” era, this edition of the Pig Book will expose the fact that Washington is just as swampy as ever.

The 2018 Congressional Pig Book features a complete database of pork projects identified by CAGW and the 2018 Pig Book Summary profiles the most egregious examples from the fiscal year (FY) 2018 appropriations bills. 

Confirmed speakers at the press conference include Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker (R-N.C.), and Reps. Bill Flores (R-Texas), Jim Banks (R-Ind.), Ted Budd (R-N.C.), and Ralph Norman (R-S.C.).  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 July 18.***

Who:               Citizens Against Government Waste

What:             2018 Congressional Pig Book Release

When:             Wednesday, July 18, 2018 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 2018 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.


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