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ID:

258

Date:

2007-09-09

Headline:

Pet projects' veil is only partly lifted

Reporter's name:

John Solomon

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Washington Post

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Congress is getting around the practice of slipping "earmarks," or special-interest projects, into legislation by writing letters to federal agencies lobbying for such projects in their districts, according to letters from congressmen to the agencies that The Washington Post obtained under FOIA.

Keywords:

earmarks, Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Energy Department, University of Illinois, Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology. Alaskan bridge to nowhere, Sunlight Foundation, Taxpayers for Common Sense, Rep. Jeff Flake, Rep. David R. Obey, Nita M. Lowey, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Rep. Brad Miller, Rep. Nick Lampson, Rep. Bart Gordon, Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman


Agencies:

DOE

States:

AZ
IL
NC
NY
TN
TX
WI

Categories:

federal budget


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