Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) the 2018 Porker of the Year

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CAGW has named Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) the 2018 Porker of the Year for proposing a bill that would create a new taxpayer-funded rent subsidy.

Conservative estimates put the price of the subsidy at $76 billion per year, yet the new federal program would not impact the true drivers of the high cost of housing. On the contrary, renters would be incentivized to rent the most expensive properties, and landlords would be able to spike rents with no downside since taxpayers would pay for the rent increase.

Sen. Harris won CAGW’s dubious distinction after receiving 38 percent of the vote in an online poll of CAGW members and supporters.

The 2018 Porker of the Year silver medal winner, with 27 percent of the vote, is House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) for his push to bring back wasteful and corrupt pork-barrel earmarks under the new Democratic House majority.

The other 2018 Porker of the Year nominees, in order of votes received, were: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) (17 percent); Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) (13 percent); and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) (4 percent).

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