Taxes & Spending

Egregious Earmark of the Week: $200,000 for Highway to Hell Creek

Rep. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.) today highlighted a pork project contained in the Transportation-Treasury-HUD appropriations bill (H.R. 3058) for fiscal year 2006.

This week’s egregious earmark: $200,000 for the Carter County Museum’s Highway to Hell Creek project in Ekalaka, Montana.

"Well, at least this earmark was paved with good intentions," said Flake.

The bill made it through the House last year, passing 392-31, on November 18, and flew through the Senate the same day by unanimous consent. On November 30, President Bush signed the bill into law.


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