Though Republicans thundered against pork-barrel spending and earmarks, they have not shied from using a less-well-known process called lettermarking to fund pet projects
The GOP’s opposition to the giant omnibus spending bill shows that the party has learned its lesson.
Gingrich to GOP: Filibuster the spending bill - Human Events
‘Democrats are trying to behave as though the election didn’t occur’
Congressional Republicans shouldn’t give in to earmark temptation.
Three-day waiting period would increase transparency and stem government growth.
Two issues — earmarks and defense spending cuts — are creating a rift between the establishment GOP and the Tea Party.
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The Tea Party, Eric Cantor and an outside pressure group all contributed to the effort.
At least eight current senators are supporting DeMint’s moratorium, as are five incoming senators: Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, Pat Toomey and Kelly Ayotte
Earmarks encourage wasteful spending.
House Republicans are making real progress in the fight against earmarks, but more can — and should — be done.
Defense spending has exploded under Obama. It’s time to cut defense spending back to Bush-era levels.
Comparing the truths of the Tea Party movement against its dissenters
Lobbyists are turning to the Senate to get earmarks inserted into bills due to competing bans in the House
Senate unlikely to follow House's lead on earmarks - The Daily Caller
Senate unlikely to follow House’s lead on earmarks