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NYC REPS CONCEAL CONGRESSIONAL REQUEST$ (pork projects hidden from public heat)
NY POST ^ | DAPHNE RETTER, Post correspondent

Posted on 06/30/2008 3:51:49 PM PDT by Liz

Several scandals in recent years have revealed Congress members may have sought earmarks that were somehow repaying the favor. NYC's reps, including likely Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and powerful Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel, opted to not reveal their plans. The current system allows members of Congress to secretly petition the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to instruct agencies to direct federal funds to their districts.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: congress; corruption; democratscheat

1 posted on 06/30/2008 3:51:49 PM PDT by Liz
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