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House earmarks requests: Why, what, and who?

BY KEVIN KOSAR and ZACHARY COURSER This year, after a 10-year moratorium, the majority leadership in the House of Representatives reinstituted the ability of members to submit federal funding requests for projects in their districts. More commonly known as “earmarks,”

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McConnell open to Feinstein joining Republican caucus

A Kentucky-based political operative with longtime ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tells The Chronicle that McConnell is “very open to the idea” of California Senator Diane Feinstein joining the Republican caucus “particularly in an evenly divided chamber”. Feinstein

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Reed rallies lawmakers in call to reopen schools

HORSEHEADS, NY — U.S. Representative Tom Reed (R – NY), Senator Tom O’Mara (R – Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R – Corning), Assemblyman Chris Friend (R – Big Flats), Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes (R – Caledonia) and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (R