the dedication of public funds for a specific program or purpose The majority forced a vote to implement earmarking restrictions.
- Constructive consultation with Congress was seen as an alternative to earmarking.
- The earmarking of loans by local authorities is no longer practised.
- They hope to solve the cash problem by the earmarking of funds for specific projects.
- Revenues are earmarked by law, while expenditures are earmarked by appropriations (spending) bills or reports. In practice, lawmakers often place earmarks in appropriations to reward lobbyists and campaign donors.