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Earmarks culture war

CQ Budget, Episode No. 315

House Appropriations Chairman Tom Cole, R-Okla., at left, issued new restrictions on House earmarks that angered Democrats and nonprofit groups.
House Appropriations Chairman Tom Cole, R-Okla., at left, issued new restrictions on House earmarks that angered Democrats and nonprofit groups. (Tom Williams/ CQ Roll Call)

House Republicans are imposing new restrictions on earmarks as a partisan divide over cultural issues widens. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Aidan Quigley explain the latest battle over congressionally directed funding and what the changes mean for the appropriations process.

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