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Roll Call Spots Huge Loophole in Earmark Reforms

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Roll Call's John Stanton has noticed that the disclosure requirement for members of Congress who might personally profit from earmarks--part of the reforms adopted by the House and the Senate--doesn't apply to congressional aides. In October 2006, USAToday ran a big story by Matt Kelley and Pete Eisler that tracked the phenomenon among aides attached to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and their members, and found that,

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