"I would be supportive of earmarks
," Lowey, a Democrat from New York,(https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2019/01/05/shutdown-negotiations-drag-on-371052) told Politico.
? The legislation has none; it says so.
There are many reasons Congress should consider restoring earmarks
. The first reason is that it is a matter of constitutional importance.
the argument against earmarks
appears straightforward: It's unseemly to trade money for votes.
Democrats could request earmarks
, but the Republicans are refusing to accept the disclosure forms--thereby putting any Democrat who makes a request in technical violation of the Rules of the House.
Two telling examples of small earmarks
that brought funds directly to populations that needed them most--populations that lack "connections" or "clout," but are deeply deserving of support--were announced in July 2010, shortly before the informal moratorium on earmarks
Well, it wouldn't be farfetched to blame a bit of the divisive partisan climate of the last several years on the significant reduction in earmarks
, that is, on the inability of policy makers to gain support through patronage.
He then quoted Santorum in 2009 saying that he had "a lot of earmarks
" and was proud of the ones he had put in his bills.
AU asserts that the earmark
is only the latest in a string of questionable diversions for religious purposes.
Members of the congressional appropriations committees have an advantage over their colleagues in their access to earmarks
. The chairmen of the committees have the greatest advantage of all.
There were also no earmarks
in the congressional measure authorizing a second round of $350 billion in TARP funding to bail out major financial institutions.
Heath has been a reporter with the Seattle Times since 1999 and, along with his work on earmarks
, has written investigative pieces on topics such as terrorism, corporate deception, and medical research.