But if there is a earmark for
the homeless and needy then the abuses can be tolerated, not overlooked or ignored.
In late 2005, Congressman David Wu of Oregon got a $2 million earmark for
InSport, a small athletic clothing company.
of earmark for
use in collecting information from agencies and posting
The Vitter earmark for
the LFF first came to light as the result of a report by New Orleans Times-Picayune writer Bill Walsh.
There are things like an unsigned earmark for
a science museum in Virginia with an exhibit on jelly beans.
Another earmark for
a Ketchikan bridge also raised more than a few eyebrows.
Since Savage dates academic earmarking back to 1977, when Tufts University sought and received the first earmark for
research, we should be able to tell whether earmarks gave the recipients traction in competing for federal research funds.
A competent congressional staff will check on whether or not a manufacturer made a contribution last year, and that will typically affect the enthusiasm with which the office seeks an earmark for
the following year,'' Wheeler said.
Thus, Cornell University, noted for its decision to refuse a $5-million earmark for
a super-computer, accepts earmarked appropriations for agriculture research projects.