Thursday, February 19, 2009

Firm With Murtha Ties Got Earmarks From Nearly One-Fourth of House

Congressman John P. Murtha (Photo from News Now Network)

From CQ Politics:

More than 100 House members secured earmarks in a major spending bill for clients of a single lobbying firm — The PMA Group — known for its close ties to John P. Murtha , the congressman in charge of Pentagon appropriations.

“It shows you how good they were,” said Keith Ashdown, chief investigator at the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense. “The sheer coordination of that would take an army to finish.”

PMA’s offices have been raided, and the firm closed its political action committee last week amid reports that the FBI is investigating possibly illegal campaign contributions to Murtha and other lawmakers.

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My Comment: I am still trying to get around the number of 100 House members submitting earmarks for just 1 company. Talk about connections that go deep.

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