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BREAKING NEWS: Watchdog Group Uncovers Over $11 Billion in Earmarks in both the House and Senate Defense Appropriations Bills
07/31/2014 at 06:28 am - David Williams and Michi Iljazi


BREAKING NEWS: Watchdog Group Uncovers Over $11 Billion in Earmarks in both the House and Senate Defense Appropriations Bills

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) uncovered hundreds of earmarks in both the House and Senate versions of the 2015 Defense Appropriations bill. In the House (click here), there were 137 earmarks worth $11,729,301,000. In the Senate (click here), there were 190 earmarks worth $11,718,149,000. All of the earmarks listed were spending items not requested by the Pentagon.  This is yet another disappointing example of Washington politicians spending taxpayer money in circumvention of established budgetary procedures. The waste could be seen in such familiar programs like $3,777,046,000 added by the House for the F-35; $120 million added by both the House and he Senate for the Abrams Tank; and $80 million for the Littoral Combat Ship.

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