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WASHINGTON, DC - April 03: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sen. Johhny Isakson, R-Ga., Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., during a news conference on the recommendations of the Fiscal Reform Working Group, unveiling recommendations on earmarks, focusing on increased disclosure for lawmakers as well as the executive branch. Unlike their counterparts in the House, Senate Republicans have not embraced a moratorium on the member-sponsored projects. The five-member group, headed by Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana, included both defenders and critics of earmarks, making the task of reaching consensus difficult. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - April 03: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Sen. Johhny Isakson, R-Ga., Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., and Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., during a news conference on the recommendations of the Fiscal Reform Working Group, unveiling recommendations on earmarks, focusing on increased disclosure for lawmakers as well as the executive branch. Unlike their counterparts in the House, Senate Republicans have not embraced a moratorium on the member-sponsored projects. The...
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