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Then Rule XXIII, the House Code of Official Conduct, says that legislators who request any of these suspect provisions must "provide a written statement to the chair and ranking minority member of the committee of jurisdiction" (10) stating their names; "in the case of a congressional earmark, the name and address of the intended recipient or, if there is no specifically intended recipient, the intended location of the activity" (11); the purpose of the provision; and "a certification that the Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner or spouse has no financial interest in such congressional earmark or limited tax or tariff benefit.
When I worked there, every time his office secured funding for any project, great or small, by way of the earmark process, he posted it to his site for anyone and everyone to see, thus ensuring that no wrongdoing could occur: all the numbers and recipients were out in the broad light of day.
They released a new 60-second radio ad today highlighting Santorum's record on earmarks.
His state of Kentucky received $53 per capita in fiscal 2010, placing it in the mid-ranks of earmark winners.
The timing of these donations and earmark requests must be investigated.
Even as President Obama has promised to reduce earmark spending to $7.
In 2007, for example, Americans United was able to successfully block an earmark put forth by Louisiana Senator David Vitter.
Congress again wants to earmark some of its education funds to members' pet projects, a commitment to pork-barrel spending that has led to a presidential veto as well as calls for more equitable treatment for minority-serving institutions.
The group has long challenged Darwinian theories explaining the origins of life, and the earmark was seen by some as an attempt to inject Christian religious doctrine into the classroom.
It offers grantees an optional two-hour workshop to earmark recipients on how to manage grants.
But now that Democrats are in charge and control the earmark process, Republicans aggressively are seeking to turn the tables on them, attacking the earmarks in their bills.
He'd earmark billions to establish a "Manhattan Project to Find a Cure," named after and based on the United States' successful program to develop atomic weapons in the 1940s.