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Memo to the New Congressional Leadership: How to Improve Proposals for Congressional Earmark and Lobbying Reform

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Ronald D. Utt

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Keywords: Budget; port; ethics; rules

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


Any serious earmark reform must require extensive reporting and transparency so as to expose the link between earmarks and campaign contributions. Anything less would not restore integrity to the legislative process.