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Congressional Pork Identified

May 21st, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

From The Hill:

$8B of pork: Dems take 60 percent
By Roxana Tiron and Ilan Wurman (excerpted)

Perhaps the largest congressional earmark goes to Boeing’s C-17s — $2.4 billion. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) was the only member if the California delegation identified as a requester for the earmarks, which would benefit directly Boeing’s Long Beach, Calif., facility.

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), who has a Boeing plant in his St. Louis district, and Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-Mo.) were among the requesters. But Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), who has Boeing in his backyard, made the request on behalf of Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Meanwhile, Rep. Kay Granger’s (R-Texas) request for more C-17s directly benefits Vought Aircraft Industries in Dallas.

Several earmarks are for chapels on military bases, including one at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., requested by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.). The request is for $10 million. Apart from the funding request for the chapel, Skelton has only one other request: $25 million for training-based collaborative research also at the Fort Leonard Wood Institute. Read more…

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