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What GOP Leaders deem wasteful in Senate stimulus bill
House Republicans unveil list of "wasteful" Senate stimulus spending

Stimulus bill passed in the House without any Republican support

One provision: A $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers

Another concern: $75 million for salaries of employees at the FBI

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(CNN) -- On Monday, House Republican leaders put out a list of what they call wasteful provisions in the Senate version of the nearly $900 billion stimulus bill that is being debated:


The Senate is currently the nearly $900 billion economic stimulus bill.

$2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the Department of Energy defunded last year because it said the project was inefficient.

A $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film.

$650 million for the digital television converter box coupon program.

$88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker (arctic ship).

$448 million for constructing the Department of Homeland Security headquarters.

$248 million for furniture at the new Homeland Security headquarters.

$600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees.

$400 million for the Centers for Disease Control to screen and prevent STD's.

$1.4 billion for rural waste disposal programs.

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$125 million for the Washington sewer system.

$150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities.

$1 billion for the 2010 Census, which has a projected cost overrun of $3 billion.

$75 million for "smoking cessation activities."

$200 million for public computer centers at community colleges.

$75 million for salaries of employees at the FBI.

$25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction.

$500 million for flood reduction projects on the Mississippi River.

$10 million to inspect canals in urban areas.

$6 billion to turn federal buildings into "green" buildings.

$500 million for state and local fire stations.

$650 million for wildland fire management on forest service lands.

$1.2 billion for "youth activities," including youth summer job programs.

$88 million for renovating the headquarters of the Public Health Service.

$412 million for CDC buildings and property.

$500 million for building and repairing National Institutes of Health facilities in Bethesda, Maryland.

$160 million for "paid volunteers" at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

$5.5 million for "energy efficiency initiatives" at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration.

$850 million for Amtrak.

$100 million for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint.

$75 million to construct a "security training" facility for State Department Security officers when they can be trained at existing facilities of other agencies.

$110 million to the Farm Service Agency to upgrade computer systems.

$200 million in funding for the lease of alternative energy vehicles for use on military installations.

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