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When It’s Federal Aid, Pork Isn’t Treif

Jewish officials bristle when they hear the projects described as "pork," a term used to describe pet projects in a lawmaker's congressional district.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/when_its_federal_aid_pork_isnt_treif_20040116

Getting funding for a project takes massive time, energy and, often, money. Many Jewish communities send representatives to Washington to make the pitch directly to their lawmakers, as well as members of congressional appropriations committees. Some hire Washington lobbyists to make the necessary introductions for them.

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