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CQ Politics | Congress to Erase Obama’s Name From EarmarkOh, lord. Here we go a-parsing nuts in May...
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Feb. 26, 2009 – 4:29 p.m.
Congress to Erase Obama’s Name From Earmark
By Jonathan Allen, CQ Staff
Congress will scrub President Obama’s name from a list of earmark cosponsors in the $410 billion omnibus spending bill.
The reason: Whether Obama cosponsored the earmark depends on what the definition of earmark is and when an earmark becomes an earmark, according to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
The provision itself is still considered an earmark, and it’s staying in the bill (HR 1105) — but it’s losing the Obama brand.
There's just too many lawyers in Congress. AND the Presidency.