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Andy Harris Among Republicans Who Broke Earmarks Promise
The guy who said "I will never support earmarks!" has requested quite a lot of them...
You won’t be surprised to learn that Congressman Andy Harris is among five Republicans who broke their promise to voters on fiscal responsibility:
When House Democrats resurrected the previously scandal-plagued Congressional earmarks system in 2021, a group of more than 30 Republican lawmakers signed their name to a terse one-sentence statement vowing not to participate.
“We, the undersigned, pledge that we will not request earmarks, or the preferred euphemism of the day, ‘Community Project Funding,’” the GOP lawmakers pledged. The group of fiscally conservative lawmakers who signed the letter represented a range of primarily rural districts from Colorado to Virginia.
Just two years later, the pledge appears to have been forgotten by some of its most ardent supporters.
Five high-profile House Republicans who signed onto the no-earmarks pledge in 2021 have requested a combined 45 projects totaling $175.9 million in federal spending in the 2024 fiscal year, a review by The Messenger has found. They include Reps. Lauren Boebert, Byron Donalds, Lance Gooden, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Andy Harris.
Looks like we are a long way from this guy…
Considering Harris broke his term limits pledge when he ran for a seventh term in 2022, voters should not be surprised that Harris broke yet another promise to the people of Maryland’s 1st District.
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