The Rise of the “Zombie” Earmark


James Moran, a longtime member of the House Appropriations Committee while serving in Congress, asserted that Congress “has not functioned” since spending earmarks were prohibited. “I hate to puncture the purist bubble of our political science professors, but the Congress can’t function without the ability to appropriate resources for congressional districts through negotiation,” Mr. Moran said. “It shouldn’t be done in subtle, discreet ways.” Read the full article.