EP. 3: Earmark Debate Returns for House Republicans

Budget Tracker Extra

Posted February 8, 2017 at 10:39am


President Donald Trump’s pledge to drain the swamp hasn’t stopped some House Republicans from discussing bringing back earmarks, even as tea party lawmakers have called the practice pork-barrel spending. CQ Roll Call’s Budget editor Jane Norman and appropriations reporter Jennifer Shutt explain how the issue has gained enough traction to prompt House Speaker Paul D. Ryan to promise public hearings.

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