Thursday, July 19, 2012

WATCH: Flake Passes Amendment To Clamp Down On Earmark For $17,000 Drip Pans

Yesterday, Arizona Rep. Jeff Flake (R-CD6-running-for-Senate) successfully added an amendment to the Defense Department's appropriations bill that would require competitive bidding on the infamous Blackhawk leakproof drip pans.  The $17,000 per drip pans were brought to the public's attention in May through a New York Times article about the 2009 earmark added by Kentucky Congressman Harold Rogers (R-KY), and ironically benefiting a company called Phoenix Products.

Flake's amendment requires competitive bidding for the drip pans should the military order more.

The House is continuing its process of amending and debating the Defense Department appropriations bill today.

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