Thursday, April 21, 2005

Pork in Bill for Troops

From Watching Washington:

Details on how Republican and Democratic Senators are pilling on the Pork on the Presidents emergency military spending requests.

Among the pet projects tucked into the bill so far:

Sen Thad Cochran (R-MS) -- $35 million for a wastewater project in DeSoto County, Mississippi

Sen Pete Domenici (R-NM) -- $40 million for three projects involving the National Nuclear Security Administration (with three sites in his home state)

Sen Diane Feinstein (D-CA) -- $34.3 million to repair national forest roads
in California damaged by winter flooding, $11 million for water projects in southern California

Sen Harry Reid (D-NV) -- $4 million for the Fire Sciences Academy in Elk, Nevada, $500,000 for a University of Reno oral history project

Sen Conrad Burns (R-MT) -- $5 million for a Fort Peck, Montana fish hatchery

Sen Ted Stevens (R-AK) -- $42 million for a new aircraft hangar in his home state


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