Monday, January 29, 2018

Congressmen Beg Committee To Bring Back Earmarks

Former Senator Tom Coburn's 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization, the Foundation to Restore Accountability, has a new project ('Pursuit') focused at reaching Millennials on the topics of government waste, the national debt, and holding government accountable.

Here's the latest video from Pursuit, following a two-day hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives that discussed bringing back the practice of earmarks.

Of note, 2nd District Congressman Markwayne Mullin makes an appearance, pleading for the revival of earmarking.

1 comments:

Unknown said...

NO! In the United States, the term earmark is used in relation with the congressional allocation process. Discretionary spending, which is set by the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and their various subcommittees, usually through appropriation acts, is an optional part of fiscal policy which differs from mandatory spending for entitlement programs in the federal budget.Earmarks are funds provided by Congress for projects or programs that curtail the ability of the Executive Branch to manage critical aspects of the funds allocation process." "a provision or report language included primarily at the request of a Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, or Senator providing, authorizing or recommending a specific amount of discretionary budget authority, credit authority, or other spending authority for a contract, loan, loan guarantee, grant, loan authority, or other expenditure with or to an entity, or targeted to a specific State, locality or Congressional district, other than through a statutory or administrative formula-driven or competitive award process."The two most powerful Congressional committees, the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the House Committee on Appropriations, pass bills that regulate expenditures the United States federal government, thus this applies to oklahoma as well The earmarking process provided Congress as well as states congress with the power to earmark discretionary funds it appropriates to be spent on specific named projects.Earmarks have often been treated as being synonymous with "pork barrel" legislation.And in the last few years allegations and actual instances of corruption have revolved around earmarking.thus reflecting a broken budget system , is what oklahoma is facing now,and in the last few years allegations and actual instances of corruption have revolved around earmarking.and this is something that oklahoma does not need more corruption ! Accountability and Transparency First!