Each year Congress considers 11 or more appropriations bills which provide funding for numerous activities like national defense, education, homeland security and crime. Earmarking refers to a provision in legislation, in this case appropriations bills, which direct funds to be spent on specific projects. Typically, legislators seek to insert earmarks which direct funding to a particular projec
America is a land of opportunity. And we are also a country that has always been comprised of immigrants searching for the promise of the American Dream.
Last Sunday Americans across the country honored their mothers. When I think about my role in Congress, I think about how it all started with my Mom and the lessons she taught me as a boy that I have carried with me throughout my life.