Senate GOP leader joins House effort to stop adding pork-barrel projects to spending bills
Andrew Taylor"WASHINGTON (AP) In a further tea party win over the Senate GOP establishment, the top Republican in the chamber on Monday unexpectedly fell into line behind demands by House leaders for a moratorium on pork-barrel projects known as "earmarks." "The abrupt surrender by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell represented just the latest insurgent victory over GOP regulars like the Kentucky Republican, who had backed several establishment candidates one was in his home state who lost GOP nominations to tea party-backed candidates earlier this year. "Earmarking is the longtime Washington practice in which lawmakers insert money for home-state projects like road and bridge work into spending bills. Critics say that peppering most spending bills with hundreds or even thousands of such projects creates a go-along-get-along mindset that ensures that Washington spending goes unchecked." Read on...
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"Senate GOP leader joins House effort to stop adding pork-barrel projects to spending bills", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2010. Consulté le 29/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/senate-gop-leader-joins-house-effort-to-stop-adding-pork-barrel-projects-to-spending-bills