Romney Fights to Keep Ban on Earmarks

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today joined his colleagues, led by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), in signing a letter pledging to oppose lifting the ban on earmarks.

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

“Earmarks are rife with waste and abuse, and they open the door to excessive spending on unnecessary government projects,” Senator Romney said. “I’m proud to join my colleagues in this effort to preserve the ban on earmarks.”

The letter was also signed by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Mike Braun (R-IN), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rick Scott (R-FL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Rand Paul (R-KY).