DC808 Blog

Inouye Named ‘Porker of the Month’

·By civilbeat

Press release excerpts:

Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) and Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) its August 2012 Porkers of the Month for including a $380 million earmark for the wasteful and widely-criticized Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) in the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee’s version of the fiscal year (FY) 2012 Department of Defense (DOD) spending bill. The earmark was included in the bill despite being rejected by the House Armed Services Committee, the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Senate Committee on Armed Services