From Roll Call:
Still, the cherry provision is indicative of a broader problem, according to R.J. Lehmann, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, which bills itself as a free-market think tank.
“This is the sort of thing that you get in disaster supplementals specifically, because no one looks at them and they’re very hard to vote against,” Lehmann said. “Whether or not they do merit assistance, they very well might. But that’s something that should be debated in a regular process and not just slapped on to a fast-moving bill.”