Remember the absolutely critical Omnibus spending bill Congress muscled through at the end of last year? It was 4,000 pages that no one read and cost taxpayers $1.7 trillion.
In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica will chronicle parts of the 2021 and 2022 spending bills from a variety of sources that you probably don't know about - programs, grants and spending of all kinds that should have never happened in the first place and many that are still happening.
Today’s offering: $2 million for 'National Atomic Testing Museum!'
Las Vegas Weekly reports:
The National Atomic Testing Museum will receive $2 million in federal funding to boost Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for visitors and student programs. The museum, operated by the nonprofit Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation and a partner of the Smithsonian Museum, announced the funding after Congress passed the appropriations bill for fiscal year 2022.
“The museum is especially grateful to Congresswoman Dina Titus and her staff for their work to ensure this funding was included in this year’s omnibus appropriations bill,” said Darwin Morgan, the museum’s board of trustees president.
This might be a worthy project, but is it an appropriate use of federal funding?
Of OUR taxpayer dollars?
Citizens Against Government Waste gave Democrat Congresswoman Dina Titus 'The Atomic Wedgie Award' for her role in this.