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Egregious Earmark of the Week: $500,000 for Road Project in North Pole

Ain’t no ‘Claus in this earmark to rein in spending’

Rep. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.) has highlighted a pork project contained in the massive transportation bill (H.R. 3058) that Congress passed last year.

This week’s egregious earmarks: $500,000 for a road extension project in North Pole, Alaska.

"It sure doesn’t look like there’s a Claus in this earmark to rein in spending," 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.

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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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