Vice President of Legislative Affairs Jason Pye released the following statement on Republicans’ push to bring back earmarks ahead of the midterm elections:
“This is beyond the pale. And stupid politically. Republicans just barely got in one significant accomplishment with tax reform before the end of 2017.
“Now they want to bring back one of the things that caused Republicans to lose control of the House in 2006, just in time for the 2018 midterms. Too many Republicans are now working to bring back the little bit of the swamp we have successfully drained.
“Earmarks represent corruption, with appropriators doling out pork to buy votes. Republicans should focus on keeping their campaign promises instead of feeding the alligators in the swamp.”