Thursday, February 14, 2008

Taxpayers for Common Sense: Ending the Earmark ATM

Despite reforms, earmarks continue to thrive:
Congress inserted 12,881 earmarks worth $18.3 billion into this year’s spending bills, $14.8 billion of which were disclosed by lawmakers. This represents a 23 percent cut in total earmarks from the high water mark of 2005, but a smaller cut than the 50 percent reduction House leadership initially set as its goal...
Link to TCS's downloadable databases


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