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  • How your lawmakers voted (Money appropriated for "Bridge to Nowhere")

    03/04/2011 11:16:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 4, 2011 | The Chicago Sun-Times
    In the week of March 7, the House will take up bills addressing the U.S. housing crisis, while the Senate will resume debate on reforming U.S. procedures for awarding patents. HOUSE HIGHWAY, MASS-TRANSIT PROJECTS: Voting 421-4, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 662) to provide billions of dollars in funding for road and bridge construction, mass transit, and highway safety from March 4 through Sept. 30. A yes vote was to pass the bill. Judy Biggert: Yes Randy Hultgren: Yes “BRIDGE TO NOWHERE”: Voting 181-246, the House defeated a Democratic bid to strip HR 662 (above) of funds...
  • Murkowski's Benefits from Proposed Bridge to Nowhere...

    09/19/2010 1:21:27 AM PDT · by Viktor1959 · 5 replies
    Did you realize the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere" was to Murkowski's mother's family land on Gravina Island that would have greatly increased in value had the bridge been built? The funds for that bridge were re-located to other highway projects which benefited more Alaskans. .
  • Sarah Palin supported Ketchikan ‘bridge to nowhere’ during 2006 race for Alaska governor

    08/31/2008 8:30:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 231 replies · 2,421+ views
    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ^ | August 31, 2008 | Dermot Cole
    With another hurricane bearing down on the Gulf Coast, the so-called “bridge to nowhere,” championed by Alaska’s Congressional delegation on behalf of the people of Ketchikan, just won’t go away. Three years ago, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the plan to spend hundreds of millions to connect Ketchikan with its airport on Gravina Island became a national symbol of Congressional excess, much to the dismay of Sen. Ted Stevens and Rep. Don Young. Sen. John McCain has made it a habit to ridicule the bridge project during his presidential campaign. McCain has promised to veto any bill sent to...