Congressional Earmarks

Senator Coburn talked about his effort to eliminate earmarks in the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill, which was to be… read more

Senator Coburn talked about his effort to eliminate earmarks in the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill, which was to be considered by the Senate during the week. Senator Coburn planned to introduce at least four amendments to eliminate spending on specific earmarks, or projects funded by individual members. One includes taking $900,000 earmarked for a Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum in Texas and using the money instead for persons with disabilities. Other topics included the debate on health care. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail, including calls from students at Robert E. Lee High School in Midland, Texas, who were aboard the C-SPAN Campaign 2008 Bus. close

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Congressional Earmarks

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Oct 18, 2007

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  • Oct 18, 2007 | 9:18am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 18, 2007 | 3:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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