03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Spending Bill Has $4 Billion In Pork

Just weeks before returning to their districts for Christmas, Congress is poised to give the gift of pork - roughly $4 billion of it.

More than 5,000 earmarks were included in the $447 billion omnibus spending bill passed yesterday by the House, funding "pet projects" of key members of Congress from both parties and all regions of the country. The Senate will vote on the bill this weekend.

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