Press Release ● Tax and Appropriations
For Immediate Release: 
March 11, 2009
Contact Info: 
Katie Grant
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

Today, House Democratic Leaders announced new earmark reforms to help ensure that taxpayer money is being spent effectively on worthy projects benefitting local communities, including:
  1. Increased Review by the Executive Branch, and
  2. Earmarks for For-Profit Companies Subject to Competitive Selection.

These reforms build on sweeping reforms implemented by Democrats at the beginning of both the 110th and 111th Congresses. Today's announcement further demonstrates the commitment of the Obama Administration and Democratic Congress to restore accountability and transparency to government spending.

Read more about the many earmark reforms implemented by the Democratic Congress.