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Pork-Barrel Spending: Republicans Win Transparency, but $23 Billion Slush Fund Remains

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Publication Date: June 2007

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

Author(s): Brian M. Riedl

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Banking and finance (Public finance)

Keywords: Budget; obey; bridge to nowhere; republican study committee

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


After an important victory for budget transparency, House Members must now eliminate pork projects and the slush fund created to fund them.