New Issue Brief: EARMARKS!

Background: Americans are tired of business as usual in Washington.  Nothing epitomizes Washington’s excesses more than the earmarking process, which some observers have called “the gateway drug to higher spending.”

Status: House Republicans plan to extend their current earmark moratorium throughout the 112th Congress.  On Tuesday, November 16, Senate Republicans will have an opportunity to do the same when they debate and adopt internal conference rules.  To that end, Senator Jim DeMint and at least 13 other Senators will offer a two-year moratorium on earmarking.  It is unclear if a majority of GOP Senators will support the moratorium.

Read the rest…why earmarks are a problem…how to respond to earmarking proponents…and TAKE ACTION NOW!

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6 thoughts on “New Issue Brief: EARMARKS!

  1. Everett,

    We created that alert to target specific Senators on the earmarks issue. If you don’t live in one of their states, the lookup won’t return a telephone number.

    We’ll post more chances to make calls on spending issues as they arise.

    Nathanael

  2. Everett,

    We created that alert to target specific Senators on the earmarks issue. If you don’t live in one of their states, the lookup won’t return a telephone number.

    We’ll post more chances to make calls on spending issues as they arise.

    Nathanael

  3. I just called Senators Chambliss and Isakson about the earmark ban vote that is being introduced in the Senate today. As of the call, no definite decisions have been made. Please call your Senators and encourage them to vote YES on the Earmark Moratorium. 99% of the time if a senator has an earmark in a bill, (s)he votes for it! I believe this encourages bad legislation.

  4. I just called Senators Chambliss and Isakson about the earmark ban vote that is being introduced in the Senate today. As of the call, no definite decisions have been made. Please call your Senators and encourage them to vote YES on the Earmark Moratorium. 99% of the time if a senator has an earmark in a bill, (s)he votes for it! I believe this encourages bad legislation.

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