As posted in our blog back on April 25, Rep. Charles Taylor (R-NC) was making it his own personal mission to prevent funding to buy land for a September 11 memorial in Pennsylvania to honor those killed on Flight 93. His excuse? He was worried that enough private funding wouldn’t be raised and the government would have to foot the bill for the memorial.
This is the same Rep. Taylor who helped secure a $3 million appropriation for a Jack Ambramoff client.
We’re happy to report that, after intense pressure from his Republican colleagues, Taylor has changed positions and the project has been funded and will now move forward.
More on this story at the Washington Post.