101_241_student_Earmarks - this article is a bit out of...

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Inside the Hidden World of Earmarks – Notetaking Outline What is an “earmark”? – Average number of earmark dollars a company gets, for each dollar it spends on lobbyists – Which 5 organizations earned the largest earmark-dollar amounts in 2005? – Which 5 organizations earned the largest earmark-dollar amounts PER DOLLAR PAID TO THEIR LOBBYISTS? – To what extent do Congressional members need to consider rival bids before awarding earmark dollars to a particular company or pet project? – Quote by Keith Ashdown, chief investigator for the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense about ‘earmark’ projects – Update on the case against former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens – Just as an FYI, since
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Unformatted text preview: this article is a bit out of date: Stevens was initially convicted just before the 2008 presidential election, but the conviction was later set aside and the indictment dismissed, due to evidence of prosecutorial wrongdoing and/or mishandling of the case What is an unfunded request list? How common is it for organizations to submit unfunded request lists to Congress? Once these unfunded request lists are submitted to Congress, what are the mechanics of the process ensues at that point? Great quote by H. Stewart Van Scoyoc, President of Van Scoyoc Associates (a top lobbying firm)...
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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