When members of the House GOP caucus recently rejected their leaders’ proposal to put a brief moratorium on members’ requests for earmarks, the special spending projects often referred to as “pork-barrel,” it was following the lead of Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, who had “offered an amendment to strip the requirement for an earmark moratorium,” reported CQ Politics, characterizing Tiahrt as a “staunch defender of earmarks.”
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