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CAGW Names Reps. Donna Edwards and Eddie Bernice Johnson Porkers of the Month

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is over the moon about its July 2013 Porkers of the Month: Reps. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), who co-sponsored H.R. 2617, the Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act, to establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historical Park on the Moon. Apparently not content to confine their legislating to this planetoid, Reps. Edwards and Johnson have gone where no member of Congress has gone before. H.R. 2617 would “preserve and protect for the benefit of present and future generations the nationally significant historic sites associated with the Historical Park.” In addition, the bill would require the Secretary of the Interior to submit the lunar landing site to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization for designation as a World Heritage Site. The costs of the park are not known, but they would likely be out of this world. While it is typical for members of Congress to imagine themselves with celestial powers, the legality of establishing a national park outside of the United States, let alone on Earth’s largest satellite, is unclear at best. And the notion of improving upon the moon’s natural preservation facilities, such as […] . . . → Read More: CAGW Names Reps. Donna Edwards and Eddie Bernice Johnson Porkers of the Month . . . → Read More: CAGW Names Reps. Donna Edwards and Eddie Bernice Johnson Porkers of the Month