February 1, 2008
CRS Report on President's Authority to Instruct Federal Agencies to Ignore Congressional Earmarks
The President's Authority to Issue an Executive Order Governing Executive Agency Responses to "Earmarks" Contained in Committee Reports
CRS Publication Date: 12/18/2007
Document No.: M-121807
Abstract: This memorandum provides a legal analysis of the President's authority to issue an executive order that would instruct "federal agency officials to ignore Congressional Earmarks contained in committee report language. Additionally, the memorandum addresses whether, as a matter of law, earmarks contained only in committee report language are legally binding on federal agencies.
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