Presidential Pork: White House Influence Over the Distribution of Federal Grants

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Presidential earmarks? Perhaps even more so than their counterparts in Congress, presidents have the motive and the means to politicize spending for political power. But do they? In Presidential Pork , John Hudak explains and interprets presidential efforts to control federal spending and accumulate electoral rewards from that power. The projects that members of Congress secure for their constituents certainly attract attention. Political pundits still chuckle about the "Bridge to Nowhere." But Hudak clearly ...

Presidential Pork: White House Influence Over the Distribution of Federal Grants 2015, Brookings Institution Press

ISBN-13: 9780815725206

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