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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

An Update on Our Congressional Earmarks Post

We reported yesterday that The Heritage Foundation has published a list of "72 Representatives who have firmly stated to constituents that they will support a continuing ban on Congressional earmarks."  Surprisingly, only one member of our own South Carolina delegation, Representative Tim Scott, was on that list.  We are pleased that Congressmen Mick Mulvaney and Trey Gowdy have now affirmed that they will also oppose any effort to return to the practice of earmarking.

The updated list is here.  The Heritage Foundation site also provides contact information and invites readers to contact their Member of Congress and report their positions back to Heritage.  

Perhaps when other Members of Congress hear from enough of their constituents, they will be able to decide whether or not it is a good idea to continue adding to a debt of $15 trillion.


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