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APPROPRIATIONS: Earmark floodgates open: Who wants what?

May 12, 2021 - Environment & Energy Daily

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wants $3 million to study the resiliency of a century-old sea wall on the San Francisco waterfront. House Energy and Commerce Committee member Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) is in search of $892,000 to remove seals from the Columbia River that feast on its salmon. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise hopes for $15 million for a coastal floodgate in his hurricane-prone home state of Louisiana.

And perhaps most surprising of all: A freshman Republican from Texas...