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Dems' Push for Return of Congressional Earmarks Piques Interest of Some Republicans

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By    |   Wednesday, 16 December 2020 07:56 AM EST

Congressional earmarks could soon make their return if Democrats have their way — a move that is likely, as a handful of GOP lawmakers are voicing support for exploring the idea.

Top Democrat lawmakers, including House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, are pushing to reinstate the tool of allocating money to a specific project or entity, which is often used as a negotiation tactic among lawmakers to get a bill passed. Bringing them back could take place in early 2021, placing Republicans who have been opposed to them in a tough spot as some of their colleagues warm up to the idea.

Marisa Herman

Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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