Taylor ready to defend earmark requests

By MARIA RECIO – SUN HERALD WASHINGTON BUREAU

WASHINGTON

Rep. Gene Taylor, D-4, not only does not apologize for submitting more than $200 million in earmark requests, he says it is Congress’ Constitutional duty to “control the purse strings.”

Taylor made his requests Monday, the deadline for submissions for the next fiscal year, amid extraordinary controversy over the use of earmarks — federal spending dictated by a lawmaker for a specific project or purpose.

Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2010/03/28/2058857/taylor-ready-to-defend-earmark.html#ixzz0jZ7vYrhx

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