National Taxpayers Union: A major step to protect taxpayer dollars

Author: Thomas Aiello
May 24, 2019

Senate Republicans took a major step yesterday to protect taxpayer dollars from earmarks– the shady practice of lawmakers directing money into pet projects in their state or congressional district. The adopted rule, spearheaded by Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska), places a permanent ban on pork-barrel spending. NTU has long been a champion for ending this practice and we commend Senator Sasse and the Republican conference for achieving a hardfought, but necessary outcome.

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