The long list of earmarks he’s steered to well-connected campaign contributors shows Rep. Hal Rogers has yet again earned the title “Prince of Pork.”
The Kentucky Republican earmarked millions of dollars to a Kentucky manufacturer, Phoenix Products, which produces leak proof drip pans for the Army. The Phoenix drip pans cost an average of $17,000 each, even though a competitor charges about $2,500 for a similar part.
Rep. Rogers, nicknamed the “Prince of Pork” for his habitual earmarking, has taken more than $35,000 in campaign contributions from the owners of Phoenix Products and employees of its lobbying firm.
- Seventeen-term member of Congress representing Kentucky’s 5th district
- Under investigation by the U.S. Army’s Office of the Inspector General for earmarking millions of dollars to 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
- One of two members of Congress from Kentucky named to CREW’s Most Corrupt
- Previously named to CREW’s Most Corrupt report in 2007, 2008, 2011, and 2012
- Appeared in CREW’s Family Affair exposé
- Read our April 2011 earmark exposé, Rep Rogers’ Neighborhood