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    McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $3 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project


    By PHILLIP M. BAILEY

    A proposal to end the government shutdown and avoid default orchestrated by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Harry Reid includes a nearly $3 billion earmark for a Kentucky project.

    Language in a draft of the McConnell-Reid deal (see page 13, section 123) provided to WFPL News shows a provision that increases funding for the massive Olmsted Dam Lock in Paducah, Ky., from $775 million to nearly $2.9 billion.

    The dam is considered an important project for the state and region in regards to water traffic along the Ohio River.

    As The Courier-Journal's James Bruggers reported in 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said they needed about $2.1 billion for the locks due to "stop and go funding."

    Asked about the additional funding in the proposal, McConnell spokesman Robert Steurer directed all questions to lawmakers who worked on the bill directly.

    "Senators (Diane) Feinstein and (Lamar) Alexander, the chair and ranking member of the energy and water subcommittee, worked on the issue and can help you," he says.

    Since 2009, McConnell has been an outspoken supporter of the project, and has been working on getting its funding for some time.
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    I hope you guys have no religious prohibition about eating pork.
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    At least it is a useful project, it could have been for a pickle museum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henlee View Post
    At least it is a useful project, it could have been for a pickle museum.
    There should be no pork attached to bills. I'm ashamed Senator Alexander is from my state.
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    Obama said during his first campaign he would sign no bills with earmarks in them, seems to me he's the top pork producer in DC... He has to sign for it after all. Guess that proves he isn't Muslim after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    Guess that proves he isn't Muslim after all.
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