The anti-pork group Citizens Against Government Waste released its annual Pig Book this week, just days after a deadline in the U.S. House for members to submit earmark requests (or what some members call “congressionally directed” spending).
You can see what all five members of Oklahoma’s House delegation requested for FY 2010 at the following Web pages:
It’s still early in the budget process, so there’s no guarantee that all those requested projects will actually make it. The Senate deadline for earmark requests is apparently later this year, but I’m still trying to find out exactly when. (More on the House rules at this Congressional Research Service report, courtesy of WikiLeaks.org.)
For other House earmark requests from across the country, check out the Sunlight Foundation’s blog.
Written by Paul Monies