CAGW Names Rep. John Murtha Porker of the Year

Pennsylvania’s own Congresman John Murtha was named Porker of the Year by Citizens Against Government Waste:

In fiscal year 2008, he brought home 72 pork projects worth $149.2 million.

The House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman was named May Porker of the Month for throwing a temper tantrum and threatening his colleagues over a challenge to the $23 million earmark for the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) in Johnstown, Pa. in the Intelligence Authorization Act. In 2006, the House Government Reform Committee called the NDIC “an expensive and duplicative use of scarce federal drug enforcement resources.”