Swinehart also pointed to a reformed process for consideration of the tariff bills, which includes a public comment period and an analysis by the International Trade Commission of how many entities would benefit.
Republicans could change the rules to exclude limited tariff bills from the definition of earmarks, but trying to do so could cause a potentially ugly fight.
Michael Steel, a spokesman for Speaker John Boehner, (R-Ohio) said “the House has an earmark ban and that will continue.”
Clarification: This story has been updated to clarify Camp's description of the tariff proposals.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.