Earmark Reform

Earmark Reform

Candidate Barack Obama promised to change how Washington works but the omnibus spending bill he just signed contained more than eight thousand earmarks. A look at how members of congress set aside money for projects in their districts and...

Candidate Barack Obama promised to change how Washington works but the omnibus spending bill he just signed contained more than eight thousand earmarks. A look at how members of congress set aside money for projects in their districts and how the new administration hopes to reform the process.

Guests

Norman Ornstein

resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and coauthor of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."

Thomas Mann

senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

Melanie Sloan

executive director, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Cathy McMorris Rogers

U.S. House of Representatives representing Washington's 5th Congressional District.

Rep. James P. Moran

U.S. House of Representatives, Virgina

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