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May 25, 2019

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Reid, Ensign earmarks, Part II

WASHINGTON -- Several of you asked, after reading the weekend story about the earmarks secured by Nevada Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign secured in the $410 billion omnibus spending bill, for a fuller accounting of what they got for the home state.

As the story mentioned, Reid outlines the more than $100 million he secured for pet projects in Nevada in a press release you can read here.

Ensign earmarked $50 million for special projects in Nevada, mostly those he co-sponsored with Reid or others. Ensign’s list is not readily accessible on his Web site.

But the folks at Taxpayers for Common Sense have compiled a compiled a database of earmarks obtained by all lawmakers.

You can access the Taxpayers for Common Sense report and scroll through to see what Reid and Ensign and the rest of the Nevada delegation put their names on as earmarks in the omnibus.

The file is searchable by bill, by lawmaker or in various combinations. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and check it out.

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