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Egregious Earmark of the Week$75,000 for Ohio Glass-Blowing Museum

‘Given all of the hot air in Congress…’

Buried in the Transportation-Treasury appropriations bill (H.R. 3058) for fiscal year 2006 is $75,000 to renovate a building for a glass-blowing museum in Lancaster, Ohio.

"Given all of the hot air in Congress, I can’t think of a more apropos pork project," said Rep. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.).

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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Mr. Flake represents the 6th District of Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on International Relations and the Committee on Resources.

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