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The Debate Over Earmarks

January 17, 2018

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are debating whether to revive the practice of earmarks after President Trump expressed support for reversing a ban that has been in place since 2011.

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Congress Passes Stopgap Funding Through Dec. 9

Lawmakers reached agreement on and passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) last week to keep the government open through Dec. 9. The measure includes $1.1 billion in funds to fight the Zika virus and a full year’s worth of appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs and military construction projects.