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Statement from Rogers on Earmark Reform

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Washington, DC, November 12, 2010 | Stefani Zimmerman (202-225-4601) | comments
U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) issued the following statement this evening:

“Our nation is facing a dramatic choice, and those of us in Congress -- Republican or Democrat -- must decide where we stand. Either we continue the free-spending Washington ways of the Obama administration, or we turn back from the edge of fiscal ruin and carry the message of the people to the Capitol: stop the spending and get the government under control. We must take action to restore the faith of the American people in Congress, and this begins with earmarks. I am happy to join incoming Speaker Boehner and incoming Majority Leader Cantor in calling for a continuation of the moratorium, and for the President to use his veto power to curb the practice. I pledge to do my part and will gladly enforce this rule.”
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