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


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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