Leader Cantor Applauds Earmark Moratorium in the Senate Appropriations Committee

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Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today issued the following statement after Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel Inouye announced support for an earmark moratorium in the Senate Appropriations Committee:

"House Republicans adopted an earmark moratorium last Congress so that we could end the culture of spending and corruption that has plagued Washington for far too long. In October, I wrote that we in Congress should move immediately to eliminate earmarks for these reasons, and urged the Administration to do the same. To that end, I welcome Chairman Inouye’s announcement that the Senate Appropriations Committee will implement an earmark moratorium for the next two years, joining House and Senate Republicans in that effort. I applaud Chairman Inouye for recognizing that earmarks are not acceptable with the fiscal situation facing our nation, and I, again, urge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to get on board. We have an enormous task ahead if we are going to get America’s fiscal house in order and this is a significant step to cut wasteful Washington spending so that we can shore up our economy and create jobs.”
 

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