Sunday, February 10, 2008

Republicans Say They'll Press for a Vote on Earmark Reform

By Susan Jones Senior Editor
February 07, 2008

(Update: On Thursday, House Democrats rejected Republican efforts to force an immediate vote on legislation calling for a full moratorium on all earmarks. A total of 204 Democrats voted against a Republican proposal calling for a moratorium on all earmarks and the establishment of a bipartisan, bicameral committee to fix the spending process.)

( - House Republican leaders said they are disappointed that Democrats have rejected a Republican call for an immediate moratorium on taxpayer-funded earmarks (also known as pork-barrel projects or wasteful spending).

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