Another tea party-backed lawmaker, freshman Rep. Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, won an additional $20 million for “mixed conventional load capability for Air Force bombers.” Hartzler’s district is home to Whiteman Air Force Base, keeper of the nation’s B-2 bombers, and Fort Leonard Wood.
“I believe this increase in funding will ensure our air crews have the full capabilities necessary to protect this country,” Hartzler said in a statement.
The congresswoman backed the House GOP moratorium on earmarks last November, but according to published reports in Missouri, she doesn’t think the ban should apply to defense spending.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Open Congress: Hartzler adds $20 million in earmarks to defense spending
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