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6 Examples of Woke Pork Projects in Omnibus Spending Bill



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The latest big spending bill in Congress has been stuffed full of leftist goodies. Matthew Dickerson writes:

When congressional leaders rolled out the 2,700-page, $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill this week, they made sure to lard it up with plenty of pork.

Such so-called earmarks were banned by conservatives a decade ago after high-profile cases of corruption were exposed, sending members of Congress and lobbyists to prison, and after clear examples of waste were uncovered, such as the infamous “bridge to nowhere.”

Unfortunately, earmarks are making a big return in President Joe Biden’s first appropriations package.

Tucked away in the explanatory statements accompanying the legislation are thousands of special-interest funding provisions inserted at the request of members of Congress. A list of all the earmarks attached to the bill spans 367 pages by itself.

Unsurprisingly, some of these earmarks advance leftist woke ideology.

[Matthew Dickerson, "6 Examples of Woke Pork Projects in Omnibus Spending Bill," Newsweek, March 10]


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