House Transparency Rules Reveal that Pork Projects Tilt Heavily Toward Appropriators
Publication Date: June 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Brian M. Riedl
Keywords: Budget; financial services; favoritism; seniority
Coverage: United States
Although lawmakers claim to fund projects based purely on merit, the two latest spending bills suggest that committee assignments play a large role in the distribution of pork.