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Not a single U.S. senator objected to an appropriation dubbed the “Kentucky kickback” included in legislation passed Wednesday to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling to avoid default, a senior Republican Senate aide told TheBlaze.
“Every single member of the Senate reviewed the list of appropriations and consented to have the vote,” the aide said.
The bill, which was negotiated between Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), contains several appropriations, including a more than $2 billion increase in authorized funding for the Olmsted Locks and Dam project, which runs through parts of Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. The project has been under construction for nearly 20 years.