Earmarks spearheaded by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., are catching serious scrutiny in a report by The New York Times for a small military part with a hefty price tag. Observes have commented in the past on how Rogers is known as the “Prince of Pork”, which clashes with the GOP’s austerity movement. […]
Calling him the “Prince of Pork”, an ethics watchdog group says U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has funneled more than $236 million in federal funds to several non-profit organizations that he created. In March, Rogers swore off earmarks and joined a GOP pledge to cut spending and reduce the […]
The Louisville Air Pollution Control District has ordered Swift and Company to reduce the odors coming from its Butchertown pork processing operation.