Washington Times: ‘Cross-dressing’ conservatives: Study blasts House conservatives for nearly $1 billion in earmarks 58_washington_times_cross_dressing_conservatives

April 3, 2024 11:23 AM



By Stephen Dinan | Full article published at The Washington Times

Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus requested nearly $1 billion in pork-barrel “earmark” spending over the last two years, according to an analysis Wednesday that labeled the 22 earmarkers as “cross-dressing” conservatives.

OpenTheBooks.com found that 22 of the 49 members of the caucus requested earmarks. They totaled $447.8 million in the 2023 spending bills and $508.9 million in bills to fund the government for 2024.

Not all requests became law.

Adam Andrzejewski, founder of OpenTheBooks, said the requests were particularly rich because the Freedom Caucus in 2022 issued a blueprint for congressional rules that called for a full ban on earmarks.

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