There’s a pork fest about to happen in the US House. Republicans are moving a health and human services appropriations bill containing 1700 earmarks. This is truly bi-partisan, as those earmarks are designed to help all incumbents in the November elections.
The Democrats also have a minimum wage increase tied to the bill, so they are just as motivated to get it passed. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz) has at least threatened to try and strike Amendments with no identified sponsor.
Write your Rep and tell them to at least support Flake’s amendments to identify sponsors, if not cut back on the earmarks.