CAGW Shares 2022 Congressional Pig Book With Congress | Council For Citizens Against Government Waste

CAGW Shares 2022 Congressional Pig Book With Congress

Letters to Officials

July 20, 2022

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative,

On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), I am pleased to share with you the 2022 Congressional Pig Book.

The Pig Book identifies 5,138 earmarks costing taxpayers $18.9 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2022, which are an increase of 1,702.3 percent over the 285 earmarks and 18.9 percent over the $15.9 billion cost in the 2021 Congressional Pig Book.  Since 1991, CAGW has identified 116,816 earmarks costing taxpayers $411.4 billion.  With the lifting of the earmark moratorium, some members benefited more than others from the return of earmarks than others, like the last time members of Congress formally added their names to earmarks between FYs 2008-2010.  The top five earmark recipients, equal to less than 1 percent of the 535 members of Congress, got $2 billion in earmarks, or 10.7 percent of the total.  And the 89 members of the House and Senate appropriations committees, equal to 17 percent of Congress, received 41.1 percent of the earmarks and 29.1 percent of the money.  The 2022 Congressional Pig Book includes pork per capita and the return of CAGW’s Oinker Awards.

I hope you will take the time to read through the 2022 Congressional Pig Book to see all of the earmarks.  If you would like to receive a paper copy of the report, please contact Eric Maus at

Tom Schatz 
President, CAGW 

Click Here for a PDF Copy

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