Dozens of House members have buried their earmark requests on their official Web sites, technically complying with a new rule -- but just barely.
The half-hearted effort comes after members were required to post earmark requests online - with details about the recipient, amount and purpose.
The Hill newspaper reported that while some lawmakers are making a genuine effort to advertise their earmarks, dozens have not. The newspaper reported that many requests could only be found by scrolling through different categories and looking in hard-to-reach digital spaces.
Taxpayers for Common Sense has been tracking the Web sites and said 64 lawmakers had not established any accessible links to their earmarks more than 72 hours after the deadline. They noted that 31 members do not request earmarks.