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    Congress Still Using Commemorative Coins to Get Around Earmark Ban

    House and Senate Republicans have introduced legislation that would prevent Congress from using commemorative coins to fund pet projects as a creative workaround to the earmark ban. In April, The Heritage Foundation’s sister organization, Heritage Action, first wrote about the commemorative coin process. Currently, Congressmen can introduce commemorative coin bills … More

    Congress Uses Commemorative Coins to Circumvent Earmark Ban

    Congress may have halted all official earmarks, but lawmakers have found other ways to steer pork to pet projects in their districts. One of the more creative methods is the authorization of commemorative coins. The use of commemorative coins to steer money to pet projects is nothing new, as Heritage … More