Seven Democratic members of Congress have complained to the Treasury Department that the way it determined allocations for $25 billion of recovery zone bonds is "unacceptable," since it left out their districts which experienced "huge" increases in unemployment last year.

Although the recovery zone bond program is intended to target areas hit hard by unemployment as determined by 2008 numbers, the allocations to states are actually calculated based on decreases in employment rather than increases in unemployment. The Treasury released its allocations for the bonds on June 12.

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