Commentary

In Defense of the Institution of Congress and the Return of Earmarks

by TOM ROONEY

After many frustrating appropriations cycles, continuing resolutions, and shutdowns, the earmark ban has accomplished few, if any, of its intended goals.

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Keep the Ban on Earmarks

by TOM SCHATZ

Earmarks are corrupt, unfair, and wasteful. They should be permanently banned, and oversight should be increased into how federal funds are being spent.

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