Critics: Congressional spending requests less open

Capitals,Around the Web,newsgatherr
In the more than two years since earmarks were banned to make congressional spending more transparent, lawmakers have fallen back on an age-old practice of writing letters to request money from agencies for projects back home. And that, critics charge, has made the process less transparent — though the letters seem to be having minimal influence with agencies.

Read the rest of this post on the original site »

View article comments Leave a comment