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earmark

taking a piece out of the edge or center of the ear with a punch as an identification mark. The shape of the mark may be registerable under local legislation.
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The Democrats' capture of Congress began a process in which Democrats and earmark defenders (such as members of the Appropriations committees) adopted more modest measures, were criticized, and were pushed for more radical restrictions--ending with the moratoria adopted when the Republicans regained control of Congress in 2010.
This same set of earmarks included $149,-984 for the University of Illinois-Jane Addams Hull House Museum in support of its "Hungry for Peace" initiative.
But we know that the list of projects and programs for which he secured federal help, through both earmarks and standard appropriations, is long.
6 million in earmarks for the NAU Forensic Center Updates projects.
Los Angeles County's delegation has requested about $69 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2009-10, according to taxpayer groups.
Attorney General Michael Mukasey and three other cabinet-level officials challenging 26 questionable earmarks to religious organizations.
The bill vetoed by President Bush did contain several projects for HBCUs under the Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education, a popular budget line item for education earmarks.
The report recommended that the department "develop a methodology to ensure that earmark recipients are held account able for the federal funds they receive.
In fiscal year (FY) 2006, R & D earmarks set a new record, climbing to $2.
Still, it's hard to overstate the extent to which politicians on both sides of the aisle have come to see earmarks as their privilege, or even a necessary part of the job, another form of fundraising.
After Congress enacts the appropriations bill, the Justice Department will notify each of the law enforcement agencies and organizations that were specifically designated to receive an earmark in the annual CJS Appropriations Bill.
Early last week, Brown's committee released an interim report on academic earmarks and urged Congress to take steps to prevent the continued expansion of this practice.