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FreedomWorks Urges House Republicans to Keep Earmarks Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ahead of the House Republican Conference vote on its rules for the 116th Congress, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“Earmarks are the currency of the swamp that Republicans were elected to drain in 2016. Many were not re-elected in 2018 because they failed to drain the swamp, cut spending, and follow through on other conservative promises like voters asked them to.

“For Republicans to bring back earmarks — the gateway drug to even higher spending — would be immensely tone-deaf. Americans want less government, not more. They want a transparent process, not a secretive and corrupt one.

“There is no excuse for House Republicans to not renew the earmarks ban they put in place in 2010, and they should beat down any push for earmarks’ return.”