Military Support Groups Gird for Earmark Ban

With the House and Senate both banning congressional earmarks in fiscal 2011 and 2012, community-military partnering organizations face a formidable barrier in obtaining funding for military construction projects to support their local installations. The $100 million allocated by Congress over the past 15 years for projects at Vance Air Force Base in north central Oklahoma all has resulted from the actions of congressional representatives, reports the Enid News and Eagle.