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Finding Ways to Curb Pork Spending

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The House recently passed an ethics reform package that requires lawmakers to be identified with individual earmark spending, better known as pork. But will that amount to substantive change?

Guests:

Jodi Schneider, economics and finance editor at Congressional Quarterly

Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA), co-chair of Congressional Caucus on Sudan; proposed a $50 million earmark for funding for Sudan

Rep. Jeb Hensarling, chairman of the Republican Study Comittittee Budget and Spending Task Force

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