$7.5B earmarks unclaimed

Raju, Manu
July 2007
Hill;7/17/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 86, p1
The article reports on the denial of senators on having responsibility for the $7.5 billion worth of projects approved by the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. According to numbers compiled by Taxpayers for Common Sense, of the 10 spending bills approved by the panel, $26 billion has been earmarked for projects sought by both senators and Bush administration. He added that the lawmakers emphasized that earmarks are a key to ensure that the money is being spent exactly how Congress sees it.


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