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In Congress, committees are still at the center of pork barrel politics

Clemens, Austin, Crespin, Michael H. and Finocchiaro, Charles J. (2015) In Congress, committees are still at the center of pork barrel politics. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (15 Jun 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Is pork barrel spending still an important force for parties trying to shore up support for their vulnerable members? In new research which tracks earmarks across the twelve House Appropriations subcommittees in the 110th Congress, Austin Clemens, Michael Crespin, and Charles J. Finocchiaro find that the members who benefited the most from earmarking were those that sat on the committees – not the most electorally vulnerable. He writes that senior Committee members can benefit from up to 900 percent more in earmarks compared to ordinary rank and file House members.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 14:38
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62673

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