Democratic senator finds House defens...

Democratic senator finds House defense bill riddled with earmarks

There are 2 comments on the Boston Herald story from Dec 11, 2011, titled Democratic senator finds House defense bill riddled with earmarks. In it, Boston Herald reports that:

House Republicans banned earmarks, a top symbol of congressional profligacy, after they won control of the chamber last fall in a wave of voter anger over excessive government spending.

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Van Nuys, CA

#1 Dec 11, 2011
Claire McCaskill should know sneaky political machinations. She needs to be watching her buddy the Obamanation in the Oval Office...!

Kansas City, MO

#2 Dec 11, 2011
It would be a good idea to introduce all bills without attachments of any kind that do not have anything to with the body of the bill and those attachments that are germaine to the bill must be reviewed by a quorum before attachment. Any violation would render the member attempting to amend unable to introduce any bill for a period of six months.

This would cause greater study of most bills and shorten their time in committees. Anything that may have been attached may be introduced as a seperate bill at any time.

PS Hey Doc, why don't you try sticking to the subject at hand?

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