C2C: Interview with Christina Lopes, Common Cause


Cross-posted from Pat-crowley.org, here is an interview with Christina Lopes, Director of Common Cause.

From the interview:

Common Cause: The earmark process in Congress has gotten out of control. While members want to bring money home for their districts, it should be for credible projects that will serve the public, not pet projects that benefit a few, including the member. Transparency should improve this process, requiring lawmakers to attach their names to the earmark request and make a case for the need for the project.