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Egregious Earmark of the Week: $229,000 for Dairy Education in Iowa

Rep. Flake: ‘This may sound cheesy…’

Contained in the Agriculture appropriations bill (H.R. 2744) for fiscal year 2006 is $229,000 to further dairy education in Iowa.

"This may sound cheesy but somebody needs to tell Congress, ‘that’s nacho money,’" said Rep. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.), who decided to highlight the pork project as his "egregious earmark of the week."

The conference report for the Agriculture appropriations bill passed the House, 318-63, on October 28. It won overwhelming approval in the Senate, 81-18, on November 3. President Bush signed the $100 billion bill into law on November 10.

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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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