Politics & Government

March 10, 2009

It's hard to know where Maria Cantwell stands on earmarks

Tucked in the $410 billion spending bill the Senate approved Tuesday were nearly 100 earmarks, worth more than $78 million, that Sen. Maria Cantwell, D.-Wash., had inserted in the legislation. Yet when Sen. John McCain moved to strip the bill of earmarks, she voted yes. Maybe she knew the effort would lose overwhelmingly.

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