Army Corps budget benefits home states of key lawmakers

06/21/2009 | USA Today

The majority of the $2.2 billion in stimulus funding for the Army Corps of Engineers will go towards projects in home states of lawmakers who oversee the Corps' budget, according to USA TODAY. California, Mississippi, Illinois, Texas and Florida will receive the most money for engineering projects, while seven states received no money. "This is a good example of the problem of spending money where a member of Congress wants to spend it vs. where it's really needed," said Tom Schatz of Citizens Against Government Waste.

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