Chambliss, Isakson Back Earmark Ban

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Atlanta, GA - U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson
voted in favor of a two-year moratorium on pork barrel earmarks,
joining with fellow Republicans in an effort to halt a popular
political practice they've both used to funnel money to projects in
Georgia.

Chambliss and Isakson voted for the nonbinding resolution in a
private Republican conference Tuesday afternoon.

Chambliss, however, left the door open, saying in a statement
that that there are "times when crises arise or issues come forth
of such importance to Georgia" he'd reserve the right to ask
Congress and the president to approve funding. Chambliss mentioned
critically needed support for the port of Savannah. Isakson also
said he would continue fight for funding for the state while
working to cut federal spending.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous Location: Moultrie on Nov 17, 2010 at 06:07 AM
    I agree Georgia boy!
  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on Nov 17, 2010 at 03:23 AM
    I'm glad both are supporting banning earmarks. I just wish they would do it permanently. There is too much legal vote buying power wielded by powerful incumbents using this method and a lot of wasted taxpayer money for powerful constituents' projects that aren't necessarily in the best interests or supported by the majority of voters in the district.
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