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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dodd Gets $100 Million Earmark in Senate Bill

“A $100 million item for construction of a university hospital was inserted in the Senate health care bill at the request of Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., who faces a difficult re-election campaign, his office said Sunday night.

“The legislation leaves it up to the Health and Human Services Department to decide where the money should be spent, although spokesman Bryan DeAngelis said Dodd hopes to claim it for the University of Connecticut.” (Washington Post, Tuesday)

They call this “deliberation.”

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