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Earmark moratorium could impact railroad project

by Published: February 2,2011

Tags: earmarks, federal government, railroads, transportation

PASCAGOULA — The Rail Authority of East Mississippi has $1 million in a congressional appropriation for the proposed rail link from Waynesboro to Lucedale, but there is a problem, according to the authority’s executive director. “This would be one of those nasty old ‘earmarks’ that everybody talks about that really aren’t as bad as people […] [...]

LaForge issues statement on earkmark debate

Cleveland native Bill LaForge, a past national president of the Federal Bar Association, has issued a statement on the topic of earmarks that has become a national issue and rallying cry in the recent national elections. LaForge calls the efforts to eliminate earmarks as “shortsighted”, giving all of the budgeting power to the executive branch. […] [...]

Wicker, Cochran vote against earmarks

by Published: November 17,2010

Tags: Congress, earmarks

WASHINGTON — Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) have thrown their support to a resolution in the Republican Conference to place a moratorium on earmarks in the 112th Congress. “I will vote for the proposed moratorium on earmarks,” Wicker said. “During my time in public service, I have made it a priority […] [...]

Cochran opposes earmark moratorium

by Published: March 17,2010

Tags: Cochran, Congress, earmarks

WASHINGTON — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has come out strongly against a proposal that he says would effectively impose a moratorium on how Congress uses earmarks to appropriate funding for programs and projects within the federal government. The Senate on Tuesday voted with Cochran (68-29) to table an […] [...]

Lawmakers vow to end corporate earmarks

by Published: March 10,2010

Tags: Congress, corporate earmarks, Democrats, earmarks

WASHINGTON — House Democratic leaders announced today that they will ban the much-criticized practice of using annual spending bills to direct pet projects to for-profit companies that often return the favor with campaign contributions. House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey, D-Wis., told reporters that he hopes the step will mean 1,000 fewer earmarks and break […] [...]

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