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Resource ID: #76
Subject: 1
Source: 20Sarah Cohen, David Fallis, Ron Nixon
Affiliation: Duke University, The Washington Post, The New York Times
Date: 2012

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In 2010 Congress banned earmarks, a legislative gimmick, which lets lawmakers attach pet projects to spending bills. But that hasn’t stopped lawmakers from trying to bring home the dollars. This panel will examine the many ways lawmakers are still able to get projects funded for highways, sewer systems, even projects to beneficial to campaign donors, in their districts or states despite the ban.

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