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Federal Budget and Earmark Process

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Federal Budget & Earmark Process We've all heard about pork barrel spending, but today we'll go behind the scenes to look at how earmarks are written, how they make their way into a federal budget and what impact they have on spending in Washington. Do earmarks help states and regions as much as they may bloat the budget? We'll explore these questions and examine some little-known facts about the federal budget. GuestDr. Michael Bitzer - Political Science Professor, Catawba College