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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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The Crazy Debt Limit Should Go

The original purpose of the statutory debt limit was to remove the requirement that Congress authorize individual issuances of debt, rather than keep the government from acquiring too much debt.