you're reading...
Congress, US Politics

Congressional earmarks- similar to, but not the same as pork barrel politics.

Fot the purposes of your exams you’ll not get bogged down in differentiating these things, but nonetheless a useful distinction is made in this wiki article. Ultimately you need to be aware of how successful pork politics or earmarks can substantially improve a congressman’s chances of re-election and here the horse-trading begins. The chairpersons of the Senate & the House Appropriations Committees thus have a huge degree of influence…and lots of fairweather friends 🙂



No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow me on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: