Ryan Requested Stimulus Money

    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07:  House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) holds a news conference where he introduced a package of ten legislative reforms designed to reform the budget process at the U.S. Capitol December 7, 2011 in Washington, DC. Joined by the Republican members of the Budget Committee, Ryan described the current budget process as "broken" and said these reforms would steer the Congress back on track.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    Despite firmly opposing President Obama’s stimulus program, Rep. Paul Ryan wrote at least five letters to two different federal departments requesting aid for his state in 2010. Ryan was one of the leading voices against Obama’s 2009 recovery plan, calling it “a wasteful spending spree,” but that didn’t stop him from tapping into the $787 billion package. The Wisconsin Republican sent a series of letters to the Department of Energy requesting stimulus funds for state energy-conservation groups, which received a $20 million and a $740,000 grant. But in 2010 Ryan firmly told a Boston radio program that he “did not request any stimulus money.”

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