executive agencies will not commit, obligate, or expend funds on the basis of earmarks from any non-statutory source, including requests included in congressional committee reports or other congressional documents, or communications from or on behalf of Members of Congress, or any other non-statutory source, except when required by law, or when an agency itself decides that a project or other transaction has merit under statutory criteria or other merit-based decision-making.A fiscally conservative step that will at least allow light to be shed on earmarks. It doesn't end the practice, but sunshine is a pretty good disinfectant and it is a start.
Monday, January 28, 2008
Executive Order States Pork Has to Be Statutory Pork
An executive order issued by President Bush will require that