Thursday, December 13, 2007

Notes on PA Congressional Reps

Keystone Politics also alert me to this USA Today article which points out that our freshman congressional representatives are certainly bringing home some bacon. "Earmark analysis shows money follows power," by Matt Kelly (12/12) lists 4 PA congressman (plus Sen. Casey) as the top sole sponsors of earmarks funded. Chris Carney (D-10), Jason Altmire (D-04), Patrick Murphy (D-08), and Joe Sestak (D-07) are the freshman in question. The article provides numbers and quotes. Worth reading.

"Heard in the Hall" notes today the Michael Nutter's new special assistant, Jordan Schwartz, has, in addition to solid job credentials, some political connections as well. His mother is Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-13).


Gort said...

Same old game no matter which party is in power. My guy, Kanjo, just delivered $50 million for a flood control project in W-B. It is needed as the cost/benefit analysis showed. One mans pork is anothers vital economic project.

eRobin said...

I don't have big problems with earmarks. I just don't like it when they go to defense contractors.

AboveAvgJane said...

I would agree, that many earmarks are beneficial to the district. Transparency helps avoid even the appearance of impropriety, though.