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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Senator 'Pleased' to Include $200 Million in Pork Projects in 'Sandy Bill'

Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat from Alaska, is "pleased" to include more than $200 million in pork spending in the Sandy legislation, a bill meant to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The senator's office explains the request in a press release:
Alaskans hard hit by fisheries disasters in recent years would be eligible for federal assistance, if a comprehensive federal disaster funding bill released today gains final Congressional passage. U.S. Senator Mark Begich joined the other members of Alaska's congressional delegation in requesting the funding for Alaskans be included in the legislation, which also addresses the recent Superstorm Sandy which devastated the U.S. East Coast.

The measure proposes $150 million for the declared fisheries disasters in Alaska, New England and the Gulf of Mexico. Sen. Begich also requested that the bill includes funding to address the marine debris washing up on the coasts of western states from the Japan earthquake of March 2011. ...

The bill also included is $56.8 million for charting, damage assessment and marine debris response. Sen. Begich recently wrote to the Appropriations Committee requesting inclusion of funds for the tsunami debris cleanup and fisheries disaster funding in the Superstorm Sandy supplemental package ...


Anonymous said...

There is that ugly word i thought that was history PORK is still the breakfast of our leaders!! all for the good of all the kids blsh blah blah

Anonymous said...

HUH? Am I the only one here not informed? No, I did not click to the full article, because the initial article made it clear that it would not be necessary.

Anonymous said...

A perfect example of the spending problem - politicians wanting to further their own agendas!