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Nancy Pelosi introduces bill as earmark workaround

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has introduced a bill that serves as a workaround to the House earmark ban. Commemorative coin bills function like earmarks because they funnel money back to organizations in a congressman's district. The earmark ban doesn't cover such proposals because it doesn't take taxpayer money. Instead, the Treasury mints coins, collectors buy them with a...

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