Monday, September 26, 2016

Lend Me Your Earmarks

What could go wrong?
A GOP lawmaker is proposing a change in the House rules next year that would revive congressional line-item spending, known as earmarks, but only for water resource development projects of the Army Corps of Engineers.

Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., called his proposal "a toe in the water" for restoring direct funding authority to House lawmakers that was eliminated nearly six years ago under now-retired House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

Rooney's idea received bipartisan praise from members of the House Rules Committee at a recent hearing on proposed changes for the 115th session of Congress, which begins in January.
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