U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green), representing Ohio's 5th District, requested 10 earmarks totaling $2.93 million in the bill, ranking him 375th on the list. Despite his own projects being included in the bill, he voted against it.
Mr. Latta said he is concerned the spending in the appropriations bill and other items on the President's agenda are causing the national debt to spiral out of control.
"We can't afford them," Mr. Latta said. "We are spending, borrowing, and taxing - there is no money in the U.S. to pay for this."