N.Y. Times: Thune blasts spending bill, yet inserts millions in earmarks

From the N.Y. Times:

WASHINGTON — Dozens of senators who voted to ban the practice of earmarking nevertheless requested nearly $1 billion for pet projects in the spending bill released Tuesday.

… Mr. Thune requested nearly $38.5 million, most of it with his fellow South Dakota senator, Tim Johnson, a Democrat. About $25 million was for construction at military installations.

Asked about the earmarks, Mr. Thune said he supported the projects, but opposed the spending bill.

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One thought on “N.Y. Times: Thune blasts spending bill, yet inserts millions in earmarks

  1. care to share with us the listing of Senator Thune’s earmarks?? and their price tags?? Senator Tim Johnson just realeased his list- it’s an open book- one would have been $350, for DWU in health care education???. When they decide to end earmarks it will just be titled by another name?? so waht??

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