Lawmakers have long considered it their primary job to bring home federal money. Now, the GOP wants its members to define themselves by what they can reduce, defund or terminate. That makes Reps. Harold Rogers (Ky.) and C.W. Bill Young (Fla.), who are masters of the old earmark culture, key indicators of whether the new model will work.
Mangrove swamp restoration work being done in Tampa Bay. The longest serving Republican in the House of Representatives, C.W. Bill Young, is known for his use of earmarks to fund projects in Florida's 10th District.