Trent Franks pulls $10 million earmark for Surprise roadwork
A team of Surprise officials received disappointing news about federal funding during a recent lobbying trip to Washington, D.C.
Congressman Trent Franks, R-Arizona, pulled a $10 million earmark that would have helped build an interchange at Bell Road and Grand Avenue, said Michael Celaya, intergovernmental relations director, at Thursday's City Council work session.
Maybe if Surprise invaded Wittman (an unincorporated area northwest of Surprise) to look for WMDs or drugs or something, he would find it appropriate to help out - according to the House GOP's own website on earmarks, last year Franks put his name on over $2.63 billion worth of earmark requests.
Less than $15 million, or 0.56%, were for non-military and non-police uses.
Of course, even including military and police uses, only 1.6% of his proposed earmarks were for uses in CD2.
Thrasher for Congress. It's time for send someone to D.C. who will actually represent CD2.