that called for:
"$165,200 to the widow of Rep. Charles Norwood (R-Ga.), a promoter of patients’ rights legislation who died of cancer and lung disease in February, three months after he was reelected.What is the Milk Income Loss Contract Program? I don't know either, but don't expect the HPers to get all up in arms about their tax dollars going towards it.
--$4 million for the Office of Women's Health at the Food and Drug Administration.
--$5 million for tropical fish breeders and transporters for losses from a virus last year.
--$25 million for spinach that growers and handlers were unable to market, up to 75 percent of their losses.
--$50 million “for asbestos abatement and other improvements” to the Capitol Power Plant.
--$60.4 million for the National Marine Fisheries Service, “to be distributed among fishing communities, Indian tribes, individuals, small businesses, including fishermen, fish processors, and related businesses, and other persons for assistance to mitigate the economic and other social effects caused by” a commercial fishery failure.
--$74 million “for the payment of storage, handling, and other associated costs for the 2007 crop of peanuts to ensure proper storage of peanuts for which a loan is made.”
--$120 million for the shrimp and menhaden fishing industries to cover consequences of Hurricane Katrina.
--$283 million for the Milk Income Loss Contract Program.
--$400 million for “wildland fire suppression.”