When I came to Washington, I promised to fight against earmarks and help stop the runaway spending that has overtaken Washington. One of the first official actions I took was to support a ban on earmarks in the House, and I have consistently voted against legislation containing earmarks here in Washington.
Earlier this week, Heritage Action for America took notice on their list of lawmakers who have recently reaffirmed their stance against the practice of earmarking. I also recently talked with the Washington Times about earmarks and how important it is we not return to that culture.
We must fight for a better future for our children and grandchildren, and restoring fiscal sanity is a huge part of that. I will stay strong in my stance against pork barrel spending, and keep up the fight to get our spending under control.