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Congress Loads Spending Bills with Pork and Earmarks

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Publication Date: October 2007

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

Author(s): Brian M. Riedl

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Banking and finance (Public finance)

Keywords: Budget; special interests; transparency; waste

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

To uphold a promise to voters, the Democratic-led Congress should eliminate the pork-barrel projects in the fiscal year 2008 appropriations bills.