Cochran Statement on Earmarks
Earlier today, House Democrats announced they are banning earmarks to for-profit corporations, who often times return the favor with campaign contributions. This comes as the House GOP are looking into giving up earmarks altogether.
In response, Sen. Thad Cochran said this: “Congress cannot ignore its constitutional responsibilities to approve the allocation of federal funds. I will continue to work with Chairman Inouye to ensure that the bills reported by the Senate Appropriations Committee are prepared in a transparent manner, conform to federal laws and only approve spending that is in the national interest.”