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Egregious Earmark of the Week: $50,000 to Homer, Pa., for Athletic Center

This project makes voters want to scream, ‘Doh!’

Rep. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.) has spotted yet another pork project tucked into the Transportation-Treasury-HUD appropriations bill (H.R. 3058) for fiscal year 2006.

And he has decided to highlight the project as this week’s egregious earmark: $50,000 for construction of a new athletic facility in Homer, Pennsylvania.

"Pork projects like this make voters want to scream, ‘D’oh!,’" said Flake.

The House approved the bill on a 392-31 vote November 18, and that same day the Senate passed it by unanimous consent. President Bush signed the $137.6 billion appropriations bill into law November 30.

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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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