Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the potential for Senate Republicans to end their prohibition on earmarks:
“Earmarks send federal money to projects not based upon merit, but politics. One of the few positive actions Congress has taken to combat wasteful spending in the past decade is to swear off earmarks. I have no intention of participating in any earmark process and will continue to urge my Senate Republican colleagues to do the same.”