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PBS NewsHour | Investigation: Members of Congress Steer Money Close to Home | PBS

Duration: 06:03
Program: PBS NewsHour #10259
Broadcast Date: Feb. 8, 2012

A Washington Post investigation found that 33 members of Congress earmarked more than $300 million total for public projects near properties they own while 16 members sent taxpayer money to companies with connections to their close family members. Gwen Ifill and Post reporter Kimberly Kindy discuss the findings and the laws.

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Post Date: February 8, 2012