Porkers of the Month 2021 Announced

Political Taxpayer’s Money Wasters of the Month: Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Patrick Leahy

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has named House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) March Porkers of the Month for agreeing to bring back corrupt, costly, and inequitable earmarks. 

Congress has squandered $375.7 billion on 111,417 earmarks since 1991, with $15.9 billion wasted in fiscal year 2020 alone. 

There has been a moratorium on earmarks since 2011, but now Rep. DeLauro and Sen. Leahy are trying to disguise their resurrection by renaming them “Community Project Funding” and claiming they will be more transparent.

For bringing back the most corrupt practice in Congressional history, Rep. DeLauro and Sen. Leahy are the March Porkers of the Month