House Committee GOP Ranking Members Endorse Immediate Earmark Moratorium

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2010) – The Ranking Republican Members of 10 committees of the U.S. House of Representatives issued the following statement today endorsing an immediate moratorium on earmarks for members of the Republican Conference:

 


“The American people are tired of out-of-control government spending, taxing, and borrowing. To earn back their trust, we need to immediately cut off the earmarks that have given Washington a bad name. Partial solutions are not enough. An immediate earmark moratorium is the only way to wipe the slate clean and allow us to start getting spending under control.”

 


NOTE:
Ranking Republican Members issuing the statement are:

·         Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), Energy and Commerce Committee

·         Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), Rules Committee

·         Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), Small Business Committee

·         Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX), Science and Technology Committee

·         Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), Intelligence Committee

·         Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Oversight and Government Reform Committee

·         Rep. John Kline (R-MN), Education and Labor Committee

·         Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), House Administration Committee

·         Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), Armed Services Committee

·         Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Budget Committee

 

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