December 6, 2012
This Feb. 5, 2012 photo shows the exterior of Lucas Oil Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game in Indianapolis. In a 54-page report focused on Homeland Security Department spending in the last few years in several states, Sen Tom Coburn, R-Okla, says some projects, including a $250,000 security upgrade at Lucas Oil Stadium, were questionable in an age of budget austerity and as the federal government faces a $16 trillion debt.
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The Homeland Security Department paid for an underwater robot in a Midwest city with no major rivers or lakes nearby, a hog catcher in rural Texas and a fish tank in a small Texas town, according to a new congressional report highlighting what it described as wasteful spending of tax money intended for counterterrorism purposes.