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Return of pork barrel politics? Democrats plot to revive earmarks


By -- Washington Examiner—— Bio and Archives--December 13, 2018

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House Democrats are eager to revive the notorious earmark, which is any provision that allocates cash to a pet project in a particular congressional district, when they take back the majority in January.

There is no House rule banning earmarks, but the Republican majority curtailed the practice in 2011 following allegations of corruption and years of bad publicity about projects like Alaska’s “bridge to nowhere” that came with a $320 million price tag. —More…

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