Washington Times: Congress’ far-left ‘Squad’ amassed $224 million in earmarks 52_Washington_Times_earmarks2

March 26, 2024 02:30 PM



By Mallory Wilson | Published at The Washington Times

Watchdog group OpenTheBooks found that Congress’ far-left “Squad” has secured $224 million in earmark spending requests in the last two years.

The Squad consists of eight of the most progressive members of the House — Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman, both of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Cori Bush of Missouri, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Greg Casar of Texas and Summer Lee of Pennsylvania.


“Washington is addicted to spending taxpayer money. After House Republicans took a secret vote to bring back earmarks a couple of years ago, the Squad took full advantage. These democratic socialists have earmarked a stunning $220 million in the last two years of your money spent in their districts,” the organization’s founder & CEO, Adam Andrzejewski, said in a statement.

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