Earmark... Defeated

Posted: May 13, 2008 10:00 AM

This morning, The Hill reported that Rep. John Murtha’s infamous earmark for the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) was stripped from the 2009 intelligence authorization bill, the very same project which Democrats fought so hard to defend last year. 

The earmark worth $23 million was handily defeated in the House Intelligence Committee by a vote of 17-4.

Perhaps, the beltway establishment is starting to wake up to the public's distaste for these wasteful and corrupting earmarks.