Earmarks for All

Anthony Galli
7 min readApr 24, 2024

An earmark is “congressional funding for a specific local project.”

The way earmarks work is a legislator adds text to an appropriations bill like…

Hey, of this $90 billion going to the Department of Transportation I want $1M to go to a parade in my district.

People defend earmarks by saying…

1. They’re tradition…