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Cooper On Earmarks Ban


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05) issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Republican Senators will place a moratorium on their requests for earmarks. Cooper has publicly refused to request any earmarks for the last three years and is one of only five House Democrats who refuses to do so.

"I've fought against earmarks for years," said Congressman Jim Cooper. "It's about time that Congress followed my lead. Better late than never."

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