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Congressional Earmarks

Sam Stein

Harry Reid Wants To Revive Earmarks And Says A Top House Republican Does Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he expects congressional earmarks will be revived and insisted senior Republican Party m...

Sam Stein

Elizabeth Warren Is Not On The 'Bring Back Earmarks' Bandwagon

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate's foremost progressive voices is not on board with the recent push from various corners of the chamber to reinstitute ...

Sam Stein

Dick Durbin Wants To Bring Back Earmarks And He Wants Obama To Support Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, is quietly pushing the reinstitution of earmarks as a way of greas...

Majority of K Street Lobbyists' Former Capitol Hill Staff

David K. Rehr | Posted 01.12.2013 | DC
David K. Rehr

Newly released data from the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at George Washington University reveal, for the first time, that nearly 55...

33 Lawmakers Directed Over $300 Million To Local Projects

The Washington Post | David S. Fallis, Scott Higham and Kimberly Kindy | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

Thirty-three members of Congress have directed more than $300 million in earmarks and other spending provisions to dozens of public projects that are ...

Unspinning Congressional Earmarks

Dave Helfert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Helfert

When the public really understands what earmarks are -- the good and the bad -- then attention can be focused on keeping the earmarking process open and honest.

Congress Slashed Earmarks In 2009: White House Analysis

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Members of Congress obtained about 2,000 fewer pet projects for their home states last year, according to a White House analysis re...

Earmark Ban Being Debated By Democratic Leaders

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"As they try to reclaim the ethical high ground during a difficult stretch, House Democratic leaders are considering a dramatic move: declaring a part...

If It Squeals Like Pork...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You can always use an extra transport plane -- that's the way I figured it. I knew just where to find one, too. I called Congress.