Pork-barrel scrutiny leading to fewer national earmarks

Snyder, Jim
September 2007
Hill;9/26/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 111, p14
The article reports on the decrease of national earmarks in the U.S. This drives national programs like the Focus Center Research Program (FCRP) to lose out to local projects. Moreover, projects are less earmarked if they do not have a zip code in their district. With fewer earmarks, premium on the money sponsored by the lawyers were being sent to their districts back home. It is claimed that the situation hinders national priorities for local ones.


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