They’ve Changed? Repubs Vote To Keep Earmarks In Spending Bills

They’ve Changed? Repubs Vote To Keep Earmarks In Spending Bills

Despite opposition from members of their conservative wing, Republicans in the legislature voted on Wednesday to maintain earmarks in spending legislation. The conference voted 52-158 against Rep. Tom McClintock of California’s motion to repeal the rule allowing members to earmark spending legislation if they satisfy particular transparency thresholds, just weeks before the House GOP is expected to assume control of the lower chamber.   Republicans passed a rules package two weeks prior to the vote that excluded Mr. McClintock’s idea. However, following conversations, GOP legislators determined that they would revisit the regulation and examine it once again after the Thanksgiving…

This content is for VIP Monthly Supporter, VIP Yearly Warrior, and Special OPS/Extras members only.
Login Join Now

The opinions expressed by contributors and/or content partners are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of

I'm glad you're here, comments! Please maintain polite and on-topic conversations. You could see comments from our Community Managers, who will be identified by a "WD Staff" or "Staff" label, in order to promote fruitful and civil discussions. We stop accepting comments on articles three days after they are posted in order to provide the optimal user experience. The conversations forums on welcome comments for an unlimited period of time. For further information, please refer to our community policies.

SIGN UP HERE and join us!
Follow Wayne on Rumble!