Earmark Reform Expanding:


When earmark reform first came to the table it aimed at reigning in earmarks in appropriations bills, but now lawmakers are seeking to limit earmarks in authorization measures as well. According to Roll Call, Appropriations Committee members are trying to insure that they are not the sole target of the reform legislation. Appropriations member Rep. Joe Knollenberg (R-MI) pointed out in a “Dear Colleague” letter that the notorious “Bridge to Nowhere” appeared in an authorization measure and not in an appropriations bill.