The new money trail: Tracking spending in an earmark-free world
- Event: 2012 IRE Conference
- Speakers: TBA
- Date/Time: Thursday, June 14 at 11:20 a.m.
- Location: Salon C-D
- Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio
In 2010 Congress banned earmarks, a legislative gimmick, which lets lawmakers attach pet projects to spending bills. But that hasn’t stopped lawmakers from trying to bring home the dollars. This panel will examine the many ways lawmakers are still able to get projects funded for highways, sewer systems, even projects to beneficial to campaign donors, in their districts or states despite the ban.
Pork: The Post-Earmark Era
Nixon gives tons of examples of how lawmakers are still adding the pork even after earmarking has been banned.
Powerpoint from: The new money trail: Tracking spending in an earmark-free world
Fallis goes through his story on earmarks "Capital Assets" and what to look for now that earmarking is banned, because there are still ways lawmakers can get what they want.