went from an obscure Capitol Hill obsession to a public menace.
23) In fact, Lockheed gets a trivial share of its funding from earmarks
This same set of earmarks
included $149,-984 for the University of Illinois-Jane Addams Hull House Museum in support of its "Hungry for Peace" initiative.
It also wouldn't be farfetched to say that the inability to use earmarks
strengthened the extreme tea-party whippersnapper members in Congress at the expense of their senior and moderate Republican colleagues, who were no longer able to go home with a list of all the pork procured for their constituents.
But we know that the list of projects and programs for which he secured federal help, through both earmarks
and standard appropriations, is long.
He says that without earmarks
, all projects will go through the regular budget process.
The biggest problem with earmarks
, critics say, is that members of Congress request the funds outside of the normal budgetary process.
are generally associated with "pork-barrel" spending.
, except under some conditions.
The package, centered on a 2,200-word story, includes content supplied by 25 daily newspapers that have been reporting on the earmarks
of their local congressional delegations since April.
But most of the time, controversial earmarks
do not come to the public's attention.
But since most earmarks
appear to go to large, traditionally White institutions, one expert says Black and other lawmakers should seek a greater share of the pie.