Another pork project has been spotted in the Transportation-Treasury-HUD appropriations bill (H.R. 3058) for fiscal year 2006.
The bill allots $750,000 to the Vermont Broadband Council of Waterbury, Vermont for high speed broadband deployment. Rep. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.) has decided to label the project this week’s egregious earmark.
"Congress doesn’t have any trouble spending money at high speed," said Flake.
The bill passed through the House, 392-31, on November 18, and then through the Senate the same day by unanimous consent. On November 30, President Bush signed the bill into law.