Friday, March 14, 2008

Chambliss Votes in Favor of One-Year Moratorium on Earmarks

U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., made the following statement after voting in favor of an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Resolution that would place a one-year moratorium on congressional earmarks:

“We need to find a way to improve and provide greater transparency in the earmark process. If we do not get a handle on federal spending, we will pass this burden on to our children and grandchildren. I believe we need to hold the line on fiscal responsibility, and this amendment was a step in the right direction towards meaningful earmark reform.”

The amendment, offered by Senator Jim DeMint, R-South Carolina, failed by a vote of 29 to 71.

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