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As federal earmarks return, most Texas Republicans abstained from bringing home the bacon

Several Republicans abstained from requesting earmarks in the budgeting process, citing concerns about ethics and wasteful spending.

A boy bikes past the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 2022.

Return of earmarks

Granger sits out

The Republicans who played ball

The Republicans who sat out

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