PBS NewsHour

What is an earmark? Examining the congressional provision

Clip: 07/09/2021 | 6m 35s | Video has closed captioning.

A congressional provision both relished and reviled that benefits lawmakers' constituents is making a comeback — the earmark. An earmark is congressional funding for a specific local project. As old as the nation itself, they have often been pet projects of powerful lawmakers, and sometimes the source of scandal. Lisa Desjardins explains.

Aired: 07/09/21

Rating: NR

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