Stories tagged: earmarks
Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
Shawn Vestal: Congress could try some pork in its diet
Pork fat is delicious. But might it also be the grease that is needed to unlock dysfunctional Washington, D.C.? Former Rep. George Nethercutt is making that case, sort of. Nethercutt, …
Tue., Nov. 30, 2010, 9:09 a.m.
Senate shuns push for elimination of pet projects
The Senate today rejected a GOP bid to ban the practice of larding spending bills with earmarks — those pet projects that lawmakers love to send home to their states.
Mon., Oct. 25, 2010, 5:33 p.m.
Michelle Obama, McCain enter Wash. Senate race fray
First Lady Michelle Obama tried to help get Patty Murray re-elected by telling a luncheon crowd to get “fired up.” U.S. Sen. John McCain tried to boost to Republican Dino …
Fri., Sept. 10, 2010
Rossi’s earmark stance questioned
Republican Dino Rossi’s latest television commercial repeats an objection to certain types of federal spending known as earmarks that has become a hallmark of his campaign against incumbent U.S. Sen. …
Mon., March 22, 2010
Outside Voices: Just say no to earmarks
Chicago Tribune, March 15: On Wednesday (March 10), Democratic leaders decreed that they will ban earmarks – special, under-the-radar spending requests – that benefit private businesses. The Democrats will still …
Thu., March 11, 2010
Democrats restrict earmarks
WASHINGTON – House Democratic leaders announced Wednesday that they will ban the much-criticized practice of using annual spending bills to direct pet projects to companies that often return the favor …
Thu., March 12, 2009
Obama signs bill despite earmarks
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama railed against pork-barrel projects Wednesday. Then he signed a massive spending bill stuffed with them. Still, Obama pledged to reform the process by which so-called …