Congressional Earmarks

Paul Singer talked about congressional earmarks, their proliferation over the last decade, and changes in congressional earmark disclosure… read more

Paul Singer talked about congressional earmarks, their proliferation over the last decade, and changes in congressional earmark disclosure requirements that took effect when passed by the 110th Congress in January 2007. He also talked about the tools available to the public that now allow them to find specific earmarks passed by the Congress, and the representatives and senators who requested them. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

Participating by telephone, Ryan Alexander described her organization’s mission and the tools available on its website that allow the public to track congressional earmarks and their sponsors. Also by telephone Rep. Tim Ryan, House Appropriations Committee member, talked about his support of the congressional earmark system, the new disclosure rules, and why he feels most earmarks are worthwhile. Also by telephone Senator Jim DeMint talked about his opposition to congressional earmarks. On Tuesday, On February 26 he announced that he plans to seek a year-long earmark moratorium when the Senate considers the fiscal 2009 budget resolution later this year. 

This segment is part of a series on earmarks that Washington Journal will be doing over the next few months. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Feb 29, 2008

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