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Synonyms for earmark

Synonyms for earmark

to set aside or apart for a specified purpose

Synonyms for earmark

identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal

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a distinctive characteristic or attribute

give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

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In their most innocent form, earmarks are a way to give legislators a say in how money is used in their districts.
Democrats could request earmarks, but the Republicans are refusing to accept the disclosure forms--thereby putting any Democrat who makes a request in technical violation of the Rules of the House.
I can anticipate what you might be thinking at this point: aren't earmarks just a way to divert funding to wasteful programs that allow politicians to reward their allies while driving up Congressional spending?
By 2009, of course, discrediting earmarks had become fashionable among politicians.
In years past, Oregon has been a significant beneficiary of earmarks.
Texas is one of the biggest states, period," Levinthal says, "but also one of the biggest states in term of its military presence, with earmarks oftentimes benefiting defense contractors or defense installations.
8 billion next fiscal year, the report uncovered 10,160 earmarks worth $19.
7 billion in earmarked projects, President Barack Obama favorably cited the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as an example of legislation devoid of any congressional earmarks.
The multiplatform series, as well as Heath's recent articles on hidden earmarks in 2008, can be found at www.
The Associated Press Managing Editors (APME) and some 25 daily papers have teamed up with AP's Washington bureau for an unusual joint project that investigates congressional earmarks.
New rules in the House require all earmarks to be compiled in a list that accompanies each bill, and congressmen must attach their name to each of their proposed projects.
WASHINGTON -- Egregious cases such as Alaska's infamous "bridge to nowhere" have provoked widespread anger about the longstanding practice of congressional earmarks being tucked into legislation.