Reps. Ted Budd, Ralph Norman Propose Permanent Earmark Ban

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Ralph Norman (R-SC) introduced the Earmark Elimination Act. The bill would permanently ban congressional earmarks.

Rep. Budd said in a statement:

“Nothing epitomizes what’s wrong with Washington more than pork-barrel spending in the form of congressional earmarks. It’s an insult to taxpayers to resurrect such a wasteful and corruptive system. Passing the Earmark Elimination Act would show the American people that the House is committed to ending business as usual in Washington.”

Rep. Ralph Norman said:

"Congress has a constitutional responsibility to determine where and how our tax dollars are spent. Unfortunately, the way we appropriate federal dollars has deteriorated into a national disgrace. It amazes me that Congress seeks to restore earmarks but apparently has no desire to restore regular order to the appropriations process. This is sure to lead to more corruption and mismanagement of taxpayer dollars, which is why we need to pass the Earmarks Elimination Act."

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