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ID:

240

Date:

2007-07-10

Headline:

Lawmakers try to save their earmarks

Reporter's name:

Richard Simon and Will Evans

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Los Angeles Times

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

After Congress passed a spending bill that lawmakers boasted did not contain any earmarks, many members turned to federal agencies to lobby for the projects stripped from the "earmark-free" spending bill, according to documents obtained from five federal agencies by the Center for Investigative Reporting, which teamed with the Los Angeles Times in reporting the story.

Notes:

Richard Simon is a Times staff writer; Will Evans is a reporter at the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley.

Keywords:

earmarks, Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Sen. Jon Tester, Center for Investigative Reporting, Taxpayers for Common Sense, Rep. Jeff Flake, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Max Baucus, Sen. Jack Reed, Heritage Foundation, Rep. John Campbell, Rep. John T. Doolittle,


Agencies:

DOC
DOD
DOI
DOL
EPA

States:

AZ
CA
KY
MT
NV
RI
WV

Categories:

federal budget


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