“I’m particularly disappointed the Senate decided it was appropriate to violate the new ethics and reform law, the ‘Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007,’ by airdropping new earmarks in the conference report that had not been approved by either the House or Senate,” Dr. Coburn said.
One airdropped earmark included $1 million for the Thomas Daschle Center for Public Service and Representative Democracy in South Dakota.
· $130,000 for the National First Ladies’ Library Catalogue in Ohio
· $350,000 for an arts center in Iowa
· $100,000 for a celebration around Lake Champlain in Vermont
· $500,000 for the “Virtual Herbarium” in New York c
· $50,000 for an ice center in Utah