Post Tagged with: "earmarks"

Alexander Says Earmark Ban Shouldn’t Be Permanent

November 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Senator Lamar Alexander says the federal government needs to cut spending, but he doesn’t think a permanent ban on earmarks is the way to reach that goal.

Tennessee Lags Behind In Earmark Bounty

September 20, 2010 at 6:06 am

Lawmakers in Washington often bring federal dollars to Tennessee through the controversial earmarking process. But a recent Harvard Business School study found the state isn’t doing too well in comparison. Manuel Quinones has more from Washington.

Corker Cancels Earmarks, Alexander Defends His

April 15, 2010 at 5:40 am

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is withdrawing his special funding requests for next year’s federal budget, saying the earmark process is in need of reform.

Competing Plans Introduced On Congressional Earmarks

March 11, 2010 at 7:46 pm

Congressional Democrats and Republicans have issued competing plans intended to reign in earmark spending. But it remains to be seen whether the U.S. Senate will be willing to go along with any restrictions.