Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Kit and Claire Just Say No

U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Kit Bond sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee asking them to drop plans for a $25 million dollar study of the Missouri River.

Both Senators are calling it "wasteful," because they believe the project would unnecessarily repeat the findings of a $35 million dollar project on the use of the river just completed four years ago by the Army Corps of Engineers.

"It doesn't make any sense to repeat events when circumstances have not changed and such little time has passed. This is a serious waste of taxpayer money and federal resources," Bond and McCaskill wrote the committee.

The project is currently under consideration as part of an omnibus appropriations bill that could come to a vote early next year.

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