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House freshmen: New members find new earmarks?

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L-R:Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C.; Tom Reed, R-N.Y.; Robert Dold, R-Ill.; Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan.

More than two dozen first-term House members, part of an enormous freshman class swept into office on an anti-incumbent tide of disgust over Washington insider dealing, have introduced a combined 263 bills designed to benefit the bottom lines of hometown corporations.

An analysis of campaign finance records by the Sunlight Foundation shows that some of the corporations that stand to save money from bills aimed at temporarily suspending tariffs on products that the firms import are also campaign contributors to the members of Congress introducing ...

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