Regarding the recently approved emergency aid to Northeast states affected by superstorm Sandy ("$50.5 billion Sandy relief bill passes in U.S. Senate," Jan. 29), now is the time for a competent journalist to provide transparency to this bill especially since Sen. Dan Coats and Heritage Action for America made statements that "much of the funding is superfluous."
Let's clear the air by publishing the names of every senator who added "pork" to this bill, the amount of money and the name of the recipients. Adding amendments that had nothing to do with the original purpose has been going on for a hundred years or longer. As President Barack Obama said, it's time for a change. In my opinion, every American citizen should demand more transparency.
Bill Huppert, Perry Hall