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Former U.S. Sen. Shelby receives CAGW's 'Whole Hog' award for securing $666 million in earmarks

Retired U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) received the “The Whole Hog Award” from Citizens Against Government Waste for 18 earmarks costing $666.4 million, the most of any member of Congress in the current fiscal year.

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Former U.S. Sen. Shelby named 'Porker of the Month' by Citizens Against Government Waste

Despite being out of office for over a month, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) designated former U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby the February 2023 “Porker of the Month” for securing $666 billion in “pork-barrel” earmarks.

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Shelby heads into retirement as Citizens Against Government Waste's 'Prince of Pork'

Leading the way on earmarks was Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), the ranking member on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, who also has a long legacy of bringing home the bacon.