Presidential Pork on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel: A Discussion of Federal Spending

John Hudak

Last week, I sat down with SiriusXM’s Tim Farley to discuss my new book Presidential Pork: White House Influence over the Distribution Federal Grants. The discussion explores some of the important aspects of federal spending, budgets, and presidential power.

The book generally explores how presidents motivate a vast bureaucracy to engage in pork barrel politics—sending federal funds to key constituencies and critical times. The discussion on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel engages some of the technical aspects of how presidents influence this process, while exploring what such behavior means for public policy and politics.

You can listen to the full discussion here: 

For more on the book and details on how to purchase, visit the book page at the Brookings Institution Press.