The Club For Growth issued the following news release:
The Club for Growth applauds Republican Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-05) for accepting a self-imposed moratorium on earmarks.
Rep. Foxx joins a small but growing group of congressional members who are rejecting earmarks as part of a larger movement to reform Congress and reduce wasteful government spending. In a statement following President Bush’s State of the Union address, Rep. Foxx declared: “Congressional earmarking is a broken system. The president has proposed cutting the number of earmarks in half. I think we can and must do better than that. That’s why at the end of last year I decided to request no new earmarks.”
“These are admirable words, and the American people would be better off if more congressmen followed Rep. Foxx’s lead,” said Club for Growth President Pat Toomey. “North Carolina taxpayers can be proud of Rep. Foxx’s initiative and leadership on this important issue.”
The Club for Growth is a nationwide membership organization dedicated to advancing public policies that promote economic growth. The Club’s website can be found at http://www.clubforgrowth.org/.