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Fri August 28, 2009

Stimulus Update

Washington, D.C. – STIMULUS WATCH: GOP opposes plan then seeks money

WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin once called the federal economic stimulus package a "Big Brother spending program" that didn't do enough to finance needed infrastructure projects.

She later joined Democratic Rep. Dan Boren in asking for $8.4 million in stimulus money for repairs to buildings at two Oklahoma National Guard sites.

Democrats say Republicans are trying to have it both ways. Republicans say there is no inconsistency in opposing wasteful spending while also backing worthwhile projects.

The money Fallin and Boren sought isn't in the Pentagon's spending plans.