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Congressional & Senate Bill Riders

Make Congress and the Senate stick to the issue when passing bills into law. This would save alot of money by cutting out the riders they tack on that have nothing to do with the bill being passed other than to reward campaign contributions or benefit their local constituents in an election year. For example: Teaching grade school students in Tunisia to speak English was a government grant I found when searching for other data. Another example: Sixteen million was spent to restore Laurence Welks childhood home as a historic site when it probable cost under $4,000 to start with. How does an excess like these affect tax paying Americans?

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Idea No. 9226