House lawmakers under Democratic leadership are embracing earmarks to dump billions into district projects lobbied for by members whose individual requests have been made public on the House Committee on Appropriations website Monday.
The deadline for members to submit requests for “Community Project Funding” was Friday, and will be updated with a handful of new projects over the next two months once the Biden administration releases details of its requested budget. The committee will begin reviewing requests for its 2022 appropriations bills.
Among the winners in the earmark nominations include a proposal from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi herself, requesting $1 million for the “Courage Museum” in San Francisco.
Under the project name, “Educational Curriculum for Ending Violence ‘Courage Museum,’” Pelosi is directing a seven-figure sum to fund the group which smeared Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh with its celebration of Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of decades-old sexual misconduct to derail his 2018 nomination. Ford however, was never