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A decade ago, Republicans vehemently opposed a stimulus package from a Democratic president, won an election by making it a focal point and then banned earmarks partly in the name of instituting fiscal responsibility.
THE GOP’S EARMARKS EVOLUTION SAYS A LOT ABOUT ITS TRUMPIAN TURNAARON BLAKEMARCH 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“That clearly I don’t think is a great outcome because the money sits there and we couldn’t move forward just because of the higher cost of the project despite having the earmark in hand,” he said.
AS DEMOCRATS BRING BACK EARMARKS FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM YEARS AGO SITS UNUSEDIAN DUNCANMARCH 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Last week, before Democrats had confirmed their plans, state officials gathered virtually to discuss the return of earmarks.
AS DEMOCRATS BRING BACK EARMARKS FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM YEARS AGO SITS UNUSEDIAN DUNCANMARCH 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Congress recognized the problem in 2015, passing a provision that allows dormant earmarks more than a decade old to be reused on other nearby projects.
AS DEMOCRATS BRING BACK EARMARKS FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM YEARS AGO SITS UNUSEDIAN DUNCANMARCH 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Although earmarks might sit untouched, money sometimes can be used for its original purpose.
AS DEMOCRATS BRING BACK EARMARKS FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM YEARS AGO SITS UNUSEDIAN DUNCANMARCH 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Michael Steel, who served as press secretary for House Speaker John Boehner, told Axios the removal of earmarks may have hamstrung Boehner at the time.
CONGRESS SET TO REVIVE LIMITED EARMARKS TO LET LAWMAKERS DIRECT FUNDS TO SPECIAL PROJECTSKADIA GOBAFEBRUARY 26, 2021AXIOS
The House Appropriations Committee is preparing to restore a limited version of earmarks, which give lawmakers power to direct spending to their districts to pay for special projects.
CONGRESS SET TO REVIVE LIMITED EARMARKS TO LET LAWMAKERS DIRECT FUNDS TO SPECIAL PROJECTSKADIA GOBAFEBRUARY 26, 2021AXIOS
That sense of humor does not lessen but it lightens the gallantry and chivalry which is the earmark of Westerners.
THE NATIVE SONINEZ HAYNES IRWIN
Every earmark showed that, from the delicate scent of the paper, to the fine, even handwriting.
THE HONORABLE PETER STIRLING AND WHAT PEOPLE THOUGHT OF HIMPAUL LEICESTER FORD
That little trick, for example, of beginning sentences with the word “also,” is a familiar earmark of the Kipling school.
THE LIFE OF BRET HARTEHENRY CHILDS MERWIN

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