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Earmark Spending – What is Earmark Spending in the US Congress?
Earmark spending; also called “pork barrel” spending, is funding inserted into the annual federal budget by individual legislators for special projects or purposes ...
The Decade in Pork Barrel Earmark Spending – The Decade's Worst ...
As we near the end of 2009, another decade of pork barrel, earmark spending of your money by your U.S. Congress cha-chings to a $208 billion end.
The Antideficiency Act Mandates Government Shutdowns
What is Earmark Spending and Why is it Bad? The Decade in Pork: Ten Years of Ear Mark Spending · Congress to Attack Earmark Spending (2006) ...
What Is an Earmark? - Political Definition - US Politics on About.com
Definition: Earmarks are funds provided by the Congress for specific projects or programs in such a manner that the allocation (a) circumvents a merit-based or ...
Federal Earmark Ban -- Why Do Conservatives Support a Ban on ...
Before discretionary spending can be banned completely, the 112th Congress should limit them first. Capping individual earmarks and providing a threshold ...
2014 US Senate Race in Mississippi
In 2010 he led Congress in earmark spending. His pet projects totaled 16.5 billion dollars for that year. Senator Cochran has also voted for “Cash for Clunkers”, ...
Why Presidents Want, But Cannot Have the Line-Item Veto
pork barrel " or earmark spending from the federal budget . ... In addition, they say it would not reduce wasteful spending and could even make it worse.
2014 Federal Budget Bill's Winners and Losers - US Government Info
President Obama signs the $1.1 trillion Omnibus spending bill. Pool/Pool/Getty Images .... Debt Versus Deficit · What is Earmark Spending and Why is it Bad?
Budgeting for Beginners
For example: If you spend $120 per year on Christmas presents, your monthly ... Several banks let you create "sub"-savings accounts that you can earmark for ...
Review of the New Federal Transportation Bill - MAP-21 (Moving ...
In a departure from past practice, MAP-21 contains no earmarks. MAP-21 continues the trend of spending more than what the Highway Trust Fund (funded from ...
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