WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 11, 2018--The little pink book that makes Washington, D.C. squirm is back and bigger than it has been in many years. Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2018 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference one week from today on 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.), and Ted Budd (R-N.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.***

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 www.cagw.org 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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CONTACT: Citizens Against Government Waste

Curtis Kalin, 202-467-5318

ckalin@cagw.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT CONGRESSIONAL NEWS/VIEWS OTHER GOVERNMENT PUBLIC POLICY WHITE HOUSE/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

SOURCE: Citizens Against Government Waste

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