Earmarks Live

Yesterday, the House GOP Conference rejected an earmark ban. At The Hill, Zachary Courser and Michael Thorning suggest that the Republicans made the right call:   Directed spending is not deficit spending. Directed spending falls within the topline spending...

Higher Education Earmarks

Alexis Gravely at Inside Higher Ed: The House Appropriations Committee has approved more than $272 million in funding through earmarks that would go to projects at 228 colleges and universities, according to an analysis conducted by Inside Higher Ed. The earmarks span...

House GOP Blesses Earmarks

Jennifer Shutt and Lindsey McPherson at Roll Call: House Republicans lifted their decade-old ban on earmarks Wednesday during a closed-door vote, freeing up members to request “congressionally directed spending” under the new process Democrats announced last month....

Congress and Earmarks

Zachary Courser & Kevin R. Kosar at AEI: The Democratic leadership in Congress is currently making fast moves toward reimplementing earmarks after a 10-year moratorium…Based on our research, we have a few recommendations that congressional committees should...

Earmarks Are Back

A release from the House Appropriations Committee: House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) today announced that the House will accept Member requests for Community Project Funding in appropriations bills for the upcoming fiscal year. “Members want...