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APPROPRIATIONS: Conservatives seek to short-circuit push for earmark comeback

Feb 01, 2017 - Environment & Energy Daily

Conservative congressional Republicans, trying to stave off recent moves to restore earmarks, warned their colleagues yesterday to take lessons from history. Pointing to dark moments like Alaska's "Bridge to Nowhere" and the bribery conviction of former Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-Calif.), past and present members of the conservative Republican Study Committee railed against earmarks at a Capitol Hill briefing.

Several expressed surprise that earmarks, which allow legislators to shuttle funds...