'Prince of Pork' Hal Rogers Will Chair House Appropriations Committee

In a year when spending is scrutinized and the budget is used as a political football, House Republicans have raised eyebrows by appointing pork-heavy Rep. Hal Rogers to chair the House Appropriations Committee. Rogers, of Kentucky, has been the front-runner for the spot, despite a reputation for funneling taxpayer money into his own district that has earned him the nickname "Prince of Pork." He told ABC News today that after the midterm elections, and before being appointed chair, he promised...Full Story
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