November 15th, 2010, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government (ALG) President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement praising Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his support of a moratorium on congressional earmarks:
"Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's sincere support of a moratorium on congressional earmarks is a welcome change in the posture of Senate Republicans on the critical issue of reducing government waste. It's time to listen to the American people, who are demanding that Congress restrain itself when the nation has a $13.7 trillion national debt and trillion-dollar deficits projected every year for the next ten years.
"Americans for Limited Government thanks and strongly praises Senate Minority Leader McConnell. We now urge Senate Republicans to unanimously adopt the earmark moratorium to show a united a front in confronting government waste. Spending reform first and foremost must begin with individual members of Congress agreeing to do their parts by beginning to make sacrifices. Although earmarks are a small part of the budget, having a moratorium will free up members' efforts to focus on critical budgetary reforms that must be enacted to protect the very solvency of the U.S. government."
Speech by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), November 15th, 2010.