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New Congress Must Uphold Earmark Ban

by Brandon Arnold / /

Today, Congressional Republicans are wrapping up their policy retreat in Hershey, Pa. While the event undoubtedly included a number of spirited conversations about divisive issues such as immigration reform and the appropriate tactics to repeal Obamacare, one issue that should entertain no debate amongst conservatives is earmarks. 


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House Strikes Down Attempt to Reinstate Earmarks

by Nan Swift / /

The still-young House ban on earmarks faced a serious threat last week as Members considered potential rules changes for the upcoming 114th Congress. It's clear that some legislators want to recapture the "good old days" of pork-barrel politics.
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No Earmarks?

by Jordan Forbes / /

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