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Egregious Earmark of the Week: $150,000 for Actors Theatre in Kentucky

Could Congress start ‘acting’ fiscally responsible?

Rep. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz) continues to fight pork-barrel projects, even while the rest of Congress is on recess.

Today Flake highlighted a pork project in contained in the Interior appropriations bill (H.R. 2361) for fiscal year 2006.

This week’s egregious earmark: $150,000 for the Actors Theatre in Kentucky.

“It’d be nice if Congress started acting more fiscally responsible,” said Flake.

The House voted 410-10 to pass the bill on July 28, 2005. The Senate followed the House’s lead, passing the bill 99-1, on July 29, 2005. President Bush signed the bill into law on August 2, 2005.

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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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