Here's another dirty secret: Earmarks
don't actually cost anything.
They argued that "this corresponds to nine earmarks
To be clear, I understand why earmarks
were so disparaged in the 2008 campaigns, why Pres.
But by whatever name they are called, wouldn't you take earmarks
over another government shutdown?
don't necessarily go to the biggest or most powerful states.
John Cornyn in calling for a ban on all Congressional earmark
Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, said he requests earmarks
for a variety of programs and projects that benefit San Fernando Valley residents.
Any discussion of earmarks
cannot escape the matter of definitions.
But those editors involved point out that the project does not paint all earmarks
as bad, citing a need to distinguish between the earmarks
that help communities and those that might help politicians by benefiting campaign contributors.
The letter identifies a number of earmarks
funneled through the Justice Department, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Education.
The bill vetoed by President Bush did contain several projects for HBCUs under the Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education, a popular budget line item for education earmarks
objected to some Democrats' contention that transparency was sufficient reform: "We're lying to the American people when we say we're fixing earmarks
when we're not.
Department of Education is also angry about all the earmarks
it must dole out and administer.
In the fall campaign, Democrats used public distaste with earmarks
to highlight Republican scandals and criticize a GOP "culture of corruption.
In the wake of recent lobbying scandals, leaders in both chambers of Congress are attempting to control the number of earmarks
introduced into bills after conference.