Thursday, June 21, 2007

Earmarking

I just read this article: "Interns Chase Congressional Pork" on Cnn.com's Anderson Cooper 360° blog - about congressional earmarks and transparency of requests for earmarked funds. The article talks about the difficulty in getting members of Congress to own up to what they are requesting, and includes a link so that you can see if your representatives were willing to share their requests or not. (Mine (Arcuri, D-NY and McHugh, R-NY) have not responded.)

The results so far?
  • 45 have turned over their requests.
  • 68 flat out refused.
  • 6 told us they did not request any earmarks.
  • But the majority, 316, never responded.

Has your representative responded? What did they request?

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