Sunday, January 07, 2007

CAGW's Analysis of Earmark Refroms

CAGW Releases Analysis of Earmark Reforms (emphasis added):
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released Guide to Earmark Reform. The report evaluates the recently-passed House ethics package (H. Res. 6) and the President’s proposal for earmark reforms, and compares each with CAGW’s recommendations.

“The House ethics package is a long-overdue improvement that will shine light on the corrupting practice of earmarking,” CAGW President Tom Schatz said. “The President also has good ideas on how to clean up the budget process. However, both parties need to do more to eliminate pork-barrel spending.”

Proposed by the new Democratic majority and approved on January 4, the House ethics rules will be in effect for the duration of the 110th Congress. The earmark restrictions go much further than the rules change passed by the Republican-led House in September 2006. In an editorial and speech on January 3, President Bush offered his own ideas for earmark reforms...


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