Monday, November 15, 2010

Senator-Elect Portman on Earmark Ban

I have been informed that Senator-Elect Rob Portman is a YES vote on the earmark ban:
Americans are rightly frustrated with out of control spending and record debt and deficit. Republicans have heard those concerns, and are taking clear steps to get Washington spending under control. I hope the President and Congressional Democrats also step up so we can take real steps to get our fiscal house in order.”

11/16/10 UPDATE: On Twitter, Rob Portman says:
Looking forward to making progress today to help keep Washington in check.This includes work on unfunded mandates, entitlements, & earmarks.
Emphasis added.

So, solid positions taken so far by Portman include being for Jobs, Jobs, Jobs and against unfunded mandates, entitlements and earmarks. Got it.