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


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.