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Sens. Cruz, Lee, Colleagues Lead the Fight Against Corrupt Earmark Spending Ahead of Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Lee (R-Utah), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) today sent a letter urging their Republican colleagues to uphold the ban on pork-barrel earmark spending ahead of the upcoming Senate Republican Conference vote on Thursday.

Read their letter here and below. Read more about Sen. Cruz's leadership to uphold the ban on earmarks in Congress here and here.

April 19, 2021

Dear Colleague:

We, the undersigned, stand committed to the ban on earmarks. We will not vote to repeal it. We will not participate in an inherently wasteful spending practice that is prone to serious abuse.