WASHINGTON – Congressman-elect Mike Pompeo (KS-04) today voted for a ban on earmarks in federal spending bills. The vote was taken as Republican members of the upcoming 112th Congress organize and set rules for their caucus for the next two years.
“Kansans – like other Americans – are fed up with wasteful government spending and bailouts,” Pompeo said. “The voters delivered a clear message to Congress a couple of weeks ago that the old way of doing business in Washington must stop. Whether we are talking about late night closed door deal making, or tacking pork-barrel projects on to spending bills before a final vote, the old ways of Washington must end.”
Pompeo has been meeting with fellow conservative leaders in Washington, D.C. during New Member Orientation meetings on Capitol Hill.
“Eliminating earmarks is a very important first step,” Pompeo continued. “We must get serious about balancing the budget and stop spending money the federal government doesn’t have. I will be a leader in reducing the size of government, saying no to future bailouts and giving control back to individuals.”