White House Posts FY 05 Earmarks Online

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) today added "13,496 earmarks totaling more than $19 billion for Fiscal Year 2005 appropriations" to its online database. The site can be viewed at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/earmarks/index.html.

This is another important step forward in the effort to document, highlight, and eventually end the abuse and outright corruption in the appropriations process. It’s a cool set up– you can see the earmarks by state and program. Let the sun shine in!