Adding to the long list of earmarks he’s steered to well-connected campaign contributors, Rep. Hal Rogers has shown yet again that he’s earned the title “Prince of Pork.”
The Kentucky Republican earmarked millions of dollars for a Kentucky manufacturer, Phoenix Products, that produces leak-proof drip pans for the Army. The Phoenix drip pan cost an average of $17,000 per unit, even though a competitor says it produces a similar product at one-eighth the cost.
Rep. Rogers, who CREW has dubbed the “Prince of Pork” for his habitual earmarking, has taken nearly $40,000 in campaign contributions from the owners of Phoenix Products and employees of its lobbying firm.
- Sixteen-term member of Congress representing Kentucky’s fifth district
- Earmarked millions of dollars’ worth of government contracts for a company whose owners and lobbyists have donated tens of thousands of dollars to his campaign and leadership PAC
- Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee
- Previously named to CREW’s Most Corrupt in 2007, 2008, and 2011.
- Appeared in CREW's Family Affair exposé
- Read our April 2011 earmark exposé Rep Roger's Neighborhood