Ayotte making push to end congressional earmarks
“Congress has ample flexibility to exercise its power of the purse and represent the interests of our constituents without using earmarks. For instance, the appropriations process under regular order and our oversight authority gives members ample opportunity to set priorities and vet decisions with their elected peers,” according to a letter sent by the coalition to congressional leaders that was provided by Ayotte’s office.
Ayotte has twice cosponsored legislation that would have permanently banned earmarks, but the efforts failed to win passage.
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