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Congress is back in session for a short time and as I've said won't likely get much of anything done.
But we could find out how Republicans will rule the house once they take over the majority in January.
The Wall Street Journal points out the number one priority will be spending in earmarks.
Now earmarks are provisions of bills directing funds for certain projects usually -- a lawmakers' district think pork.
Some of the most outrageous this year include two and a half million dollars to -- Cato research in Idaho why would they need that.
And 500000 dollars for a teapot museum in North Carolina -- now.
Eleven newly elected senators including Tea Party years Marco Rubio and Rand Paul campaign I'm about to end earmarks.
-- -- earmark moratorium circling the floor sponsored by veterans Jim dement and Tom Coburn.
But many of those lawmakers have been spent decades on the and still feel that earmarks -- -- a major part of the -- -- congress member.
I have a poll after poll taken before the last election shows the next two jobs too much government spending was the biggest priority for voters.
Even President Obama is supporting the earmark ban and a leader of the Republicans is changing its tune on this issue.
Today I'm announcing that I will join the Republican leadership in the house in -- moratorium on earmarks and -- 112 congress.
Over the years I've -- president of both parties seek to acquire total discretion.
And I think president of both parties -- more taxpayer dollars on meritless projects commissions.
And programs and every congressional earmark.
Well earmarks account for nearly 3% of federal spending and -- has -- gotten out of control over the years.
-- not -- Democrats who -- at fault this chart from the citizens against government way show the peak week of pork barrel projects -- jury 2005.
When Republicans were in charge.
In fact such projects went from 1511994.
So the grand old party cannot go back to being the -- old -- party need to keep their promises to the American people to get spending under control.
I don't wanna see another bridge to -- -- they might feel the consequences in two years' time.
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