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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Politically Speaking: King: Dems haven't halted earmarks

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

This afternoon Iowa 5th District Congressman Steve King announced
nabbing $750,000 to help expand U.S. Highway 20 from two to four lanes
in western Iowa. King has been a big proponent of the Highway 20
improvement for economic development reasons and he got an earmark in
HR3288, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related
Agencies Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2010. King actually voted
against the bill on July 23, but wants the public to know he worked
for the highway. This is very timely, because yesterday after King's
Downtown Rotary Club appearance where he slammed health care reform,
I asked him specifically about earmarks...


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