Earmarks are used as an internal currency in Congress to buy and sell votes and have contributed to the current big spending culture of Washington D.C. This amendment proposed prohibiting earmarks in 2012. The Senate rejected this amendment as it was offered to the STOCK Act on February 2, 2012 by a roll call vote of 40-59.
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Conservative position: YES
Democrats are trying to take Franken's case to the place where allegations go to die.
"They're slamming it to millions of Americans ... because they will not cut government."
Stop the hysterics. Stop defending every government program. Acknowledge the waste.
Gov. Sam Brownback explains what the liberal media won’t tell you about growing the economy.
Obamacare is the Death Star, and it needs to be destroyed.
This is an issue of separation of powers.