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Hal Rogers's Continuing Resolution to continue government operations

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.

By Matt DeLong  | February 28, 2011; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Capitol Briefing, Earmarks, Economy  
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Congressional earmarks worth nearly $16 billion

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.

By Paul Kane  | February 17, 2010; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Earmarks  
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Obama likely to sign earmark-filled spending bill, Gibbs says

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 Washington Post Editor  | December 14, 2009; 3:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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With Bailout Vote, McCain Voted for Earmarks

By Michael D. Shear Sen. John McCain claims to be an absolutist on earmarks. He...

By Web Politics Editor  | October 3, 2008; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Earmarks, Economy, John McCain, analysis  
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Palin Admits Backing Earmarks

Palin admits she supported what in Washington is called an infrastructure earmark.

By Web Politics Editor  | September 12, 2008; 7:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (205)
Categories:  Earmarks, Sarah Palin  
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