Major media are now turning their eyes toward Wednesday’s selection of the next chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee.
Here’s the NYT assessment. ABC News is giving the leg-up to Hal Rogers of Kentucky over Georgia’s own Jack Kingston of Savannah:
A textual synopsis from ABC:
The front-runner is Hal Rogers (R-Kentucky), a 16-term Congressmen who known for funneling taxpayer money for pet projects in his district – and far beyond. Roger’s has brought so much federal money to his hometown (Somerset, Kentucky; population 11,000) that it is known as Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. There’s a $52 million National Center for Hometown Security. The tiny airport that received $17 million in federal dollars but has so little traffic that the last commercial airline pulled out in February. And then there’s the Hal Rogers Parkway, which was formerly known as the Daniel Boone Parkway before being renaming for Kentucky’s Prince of Pork.
– By Jim Galloway, Political Insider