Senate Republicans Ban Earmarks; Will Democrats Follow?

Senate Republicans today took their war against government spending to a new level, voting behind closed-doors to approve a moratorium on all congressional earmarks for two years. The resolution, which is non-binding, is identical to the one approved by House Republicans in the current Congress and forbids Republicans from engaging in the practice of funnelling federal tax dollars to pet projects in their home states. House Democrats have restricted earmarks for private contractors but not...Full Story
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