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Why Congress brought back earmarks after a 10-year hiatus [video]

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The earmark process allows lawmakers to direct federal funds to specific projects, as opposed to federal agencies. It was ended a decade ago following corruption and waste scandals, but Congress hopes new disclosure rules and restrictions will foster bipartisanship in a narrowly divided Capitol. This newfound bipartisanship could make the difference for Biden’s agenda, much of which is unlikely to pass through a 50-50 Senate without garnering the necessary 60 votes that are needed to break a filibuster.

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