Due to the failure of Congress to act on President Obama's State of the Union call for a central database of earmarks, a number of NGOs had to build one from the disjointed and disparate disclosures on congressional websites ...Continue reading
Some House Republicans are already looking for a way around the ban on earmarks imposed on the next Congress. These members are rapidly trying to come up with a new definition for earmarks, or directed spending, to skirt the ban ...Continue reading
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, after stating his support for earmarks, has come out to back a moratorium on earmarks ...Continue reading
Presumptive Speaker Boehner has now come out in favor of a full earmark moratorium in the House.
There will be ...Continue reading
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted out S. 3335, the Earmark Transparency Act today, but not without ...Continue reading
Email is an incredible tool for many things, but it's also not a very good way to communicate for much of what we tend to use it for. And on top of that, we all just get so darned ...Continue reading
In yesterday’s Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs meeting, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said that portions of the bill were far too complex and were not able to be aggregated.
Not so, said Sunlight Foundation’s Web ...
A Senate committee’s planned markup of an Earmark Transparency Bill was postponed until July after the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs briefly debated the bill this afternoon.
Though there was not enough committee members present to ...