The 'gateway drug to corruption and overspending' is returning to Congress – but are earmarks really that bad?
2021 Jan 04
A controversial way that Congress spends money is returning, after being banned almost a decade ago. Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty Images
Banned in 2011, pork-barrel spending may return to Congress, where Democrats want to resurrect the practice to make passing budgets easier – and help keep their narrow majority in 2022 elections.