House Cries 'Earmark!', Axes Measure

By Politico, Politico - April 22, 2011

New Mexico Republican Rep. Steve Pearce tried and failed to win adoption of an amendment earlier this month that critics in both parties say looked, smelled, walked, sounded like and ultimately amounted to an earmark — despite a GOP ban on the practice and a House rule requiring amendments containing earmarks to identify them.

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