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Congressional Earmarks

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.