organization via its lobbyistsAverage number of earmark dollars a company gets, for each dollar it spends on lobbyists –$28BoeingNorthrop GrummanGeneral DynamicsLockheed MartinRaytheonWhich 5 organizations earned the largest earmark-dollar amounts in 2005? –Scientific ResearchConcurrent TechnologiesArgon St.Chenega Which 5 organizations earned the largest earmark-dollar amountsPER 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 –"The lion's share of these projects is about politics and jobs, rather than real needs."Update on the case against former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens –Just as an FYI, since this article is a bit out of date: Stevens was initially convicted just before the 2008 presidential election, but the
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?
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