The Fifth District of Massachusetts is home to many municipalities, organizations, and institutions working on important projects that receive funding from the federal government. Through my service on the Appropriations Committee, I have a unique opportunity to advocate for funding that can create jobs, support scientific research, and improve the lives of families in our district. In order to be sure that I’m hearing from my constituents, I’ve set up this site to solicit appropriations requests. Please take the time to let me know more about your appropriations request, and how my office can be helpful to you.
The rules of the House of Representatives prohibits Representatives from requesting earmarks. Congressional earmarks are defined in House Rule XXI:
“[T]he term “congressional earmark” means a provision or report language included primarily at the request of a Member, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, or Senator providing, authorizing or recommend a specific amount of discretionary budget authority, credit authority, or other spending authority for a contract, loan, loan guarantee, grant, loan authority, or other expenditure with or to an entity, or targeted to a specific State, locality or Congressional district, other than through a statutory or administrative formula-driven or competitive award process.”