Thursday, May 18, 2006

Earmarks Are Tough to Stop

I've written before about how difficult it is to rein in earmarks. The lobbying reform bill - if enacted as passed in the House - will be a useful parliamentary tool, but is not any significant barrier to earmarks, by itself. It will require the commitment of Members of Congress - to lead the charge against earmarks identified by the earmark reform, and also to FIND those that aren't.

There is a recent piece in The Hill that I initially missed. It speaks to the latter point - the difficulty of finding earmarks - even if reforms are adopted.

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