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On earmarks, budget chief says wait till next year

On earmarks, budget chief says wait till next year

When it comes to dealing with all those pet projects in the big spending bill before Congress, President Barack Obama's budget chief says wait until next year.
White House budget director Peter Orszag says the Obama administration isn't happy with the billions of dollars aimed at lawmakers' pet projects _ also known as earmarks. Obama had campaigned on changing the way such money is appropriated by Congress.
Yet Orszag says Obama doesn't want to revisit the spending bill Congress put together before he was elected and wants to move on. Next year, according to Orszag, when Obama is fully involved in the next budget from the start, earmarks will be handled differently.
Obama's budget chief appeared Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."


Updated : 2021-10-18 00:51 GMT+08:00