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Over $300 million was directed to projects near lawmakers' properties.
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Congress earmarking 070212

The US Congress building seen during a sunny November afternoon in Washington, DC, November 06, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mladen ANTONOV (Photo credit should read MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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