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House Republicans Vote to Lift Caucus Ban on Earmarks Following Democrat Revival
House Republicans during a party meeting voted to lift their decade-old self-imposed ban on earmarks, which will allow members to secure funds for their favored projects via large federal spending bills. In ...
Now Come the Taxes
Commentary The front-page headline in Monday’s Wall Street Journal said: “Biden weighs how to pay for Agenda.” Who ...
March 18, 2021
35 GOP Senators, Representatives Blast Democrats’ Bringing Back Earmarks
Bringing back earmarks in federal spending is the worst “way to build back trust in Congress” because they ...
March 11, 2021
House Appropriations Committee Chief Makes Return of Earmarks Official; Every Congressman Gets 10
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) confirmed late on Feb. 26 that earmarks—which she termed “Community Project ...
February 27, 2021
Big Coalition of Anti-Earmark Advocacy Groups Warn Congress Against Return to ‘Business-as-Usual’
A coalition of 18 conservative non-profit advocacy groups that oppose the return of earmarks to congressional spending issued ...
February 23, 2021
Hill Democrats Set to Bring Back Earmarks in 2022
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) will announce, possibly as soon as next week, that earmarks will ...
February 18, 2021
CBO Projects Massive Federal Deficits; House Dems Want Earmarks
House Democrats want to restore earmarks next year despite new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections that the federal ...
September 23, 2020
Latest ‘Pigbook’ Shows Congress Set New Earmark Spending Record in 2020, Despite 2011 Ban
Congress banned earmarks nine years ago, but that didn’t stop lawmakers from setting a new record for such ...
July 15, 2020
Plan to Bring Back Earmarks Gaining Steam Among House Democrats
WASHINGTON—Key House Democrats are moving forward with plans to bring back earmarks—taxpayer-funded special interest projects once dubbed “the ...
January 29, 2020
Nonprofit Citizens Against Government Waste’s ‘Pig Book’ Exposes Billions in Earmarks
WASHINGTON—Congress imposed a moratorium on earmarks on itself in 2011, but for the seventh consecutive year, an anti-government-waste ...
June 12, 2019
Senate GOP Adopts Permanent Earmarks Ban, But They May Still Return
WASHINGTON—A majority of the Senate Republican Conference voted recently to make permanent a temporary ban adopted in 2011 ...
June 3, 2019
Earmarks Advocates Want to Restore Discredited Tool
WASHINGTON—Then-Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) called them “the gateway drug to federal spending addiction” in 2006. Tea Partiers forced ...
February 18, 2019
Conservative Black Leaders Call Attacks on New Georgia Voting Reform Law ‘Misinformation’
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Democrats Demand Justice Barrett Recuse Herself From Campaign Donations Case
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US Lawmakers Back $100 Billion Science Push to Compete With China
US Lawmakers Intensify Bipartisan Efforts to Counter China
South Dakota’s Noem Bans Vaccine Passports
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