Both House and Senate Republicans are calling-out earmark spending in Washington. Senator Mike Johanns says the President’s Recovery plan was full of earmarks. Johanns says the $410 billion omnibus bill before the Senate now is again loading with earmarks – many for the same projects funded by earmarks in the stimulus. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is proposing a bill that would require increased accountability for earmark spending. Congressional Budget offices report that the omnibus bill contains funding for 9-thousand earmark projects.
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