Senate GOP Earmark Ban Gains Support, Still Short on Votes


Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, is building support for his Senate-Republicans-only earmark ban that is expected to receive a vote when the conference meets behind closed doors on Tuesday, and it clearly will be a close one.

Currently, the senator has 13 supporters, but he needs 24 in order to win the day. Senator-elect Pat Toomey, R-Pa., among the 13, told Fox’s Neil Cavuto Thursday, “Earmarks are not the whole problem, but they are a very, very important part of it.”


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