Republican Congress Must Preserve Earmark Ban

Washington – When House Republicans consider their conference rules for the 115th Congress later this week, there is likely to be an effort to overturn the longstanding conference ban on congressional earmarks. Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“Americans in both parties are fed up with the cronyism and corruption in Washington, and seven days ago they delivered a stunning message to the nation’s ruling class. Any attempt to roll back the longstanding ban on congressional earmarks — the lubricant that empowers politicians to cut bad deals — would amount to a rebuke of those voters. Americans deserve an honest, transparent government that is working for everyone, not simply doling out favors to a well connected few.”

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