House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) on Monday unveiled a continuing resolution to continue government operations and cut federal spending. The resolution eliminates earmarked funding and some federal programs for a total savings of about $4 billion. Below are summaries of the cuts provided by Rogers and the full text of the resolution.
Congress devoted nearly $16 billion to line-item spending this year, decreasing the overall number of so-called earmarks that lawmakers issued but spending slightly more on those controversial items in President Obama's first year in office.
Despite its thousands of earmarks, President Obama will probably sign the $447 billion omnibus spending bill passed by the Senate, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday.
By Michael D. Shear Sen. John McCain claims to be an absolutist on earmarks. He...