Earmarks http://nhpr.org en Sen. Shaheen Seeks To Lift Congressional Ban On Earmarks http://nhpr.org/post/sen-shaheen-seeks-lift-congressional-ban-earmarks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen wants to lift the Congressional ban on earmarks, imposed under Republican leadership in 2010.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shaheen says earmarks, often criticized as so-called pork spending, were a useful way for lawmakers to target money to projects in their home states.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:41:35 +0000 Michael Brindley 20218 at http://nhpr.org Sen. Shaheen Seeks To Lift Congressional Ban On Earmarks