Alaska Congressman Don Young holds a press conference at his Anchorage headquarters on Thursday, February 23, 2006. During his six years as chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Young dramatically escalated the controversial practice of "earmarking," which sets aside federal money for pet projects. (Bob Hallinen/Anchorage Daily News/MCT)
Alaska Congressman Don Young holds a press conference at his Anchorage headquarters on Thursday, February 23, 2006. During his six years as chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Young dramatically escalated the controversial practice of "earmarking," which sets aside federal money for pet projects. (Bob Hallinen/Anchorage Daily News/MCT)
Alaska Congressman Don Young holds a press conference at his Anchorage headquarters on Thursday, February 23, 2006. During his six years as chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Young dramatically escalated the controversial practice of "earmarking," which sets aside federal money for pet projects. (Bob Hallinen/Anchorage Daily News/MCT)

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