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Lawmakers want billions in government spending on unusual pet projects, Fox News finds

Added 05-06-21 09:29:02am EST - “EXCLUSIVE: Democrats and Republicans in Congress have asked for at least $6 billion? in additional funding for local projects ahead of the upcoming federal budget, Fox News can reveal exclusively.” - Foxnews.com

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EXCLUSIVE: $1,750,000 to spruce up the Japanese Garden in Portland. $436,100 for a "meditation and restorative yoga" program in New Jersey. And $250,000 to expand the Michelle Obama Library in California.

These are just some of the controversial Community Funding Project requests filed by federal lawmakers as earmarks make a return in Congress. 

Democrats and Republicans in Congress have asked for at least $6 billion in additional funding for local projects ahead of the upcoming federal budget, Fox News can reveal exclusively. 

And, while many lawmakers have tried to limit their spending to fields such as health care, transportation and education, some of the least critical projects are also the most expensive.

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