November 30th, 2010
10:32 AM ET
12 years ago

Senate votes down earmark ban

(CNN) - The Senate voted Tuesday against taking up a measure that would have imposed a two-year ban on legislative earmarks, a practice that critics have called an example of wasteful spending.

Legislators voted 56 to 39 in favor of considering a ban, but the measure needed 67 votes to pass. The senators were actually voting on whether to end debate on another matter to consider the earmark ban, but its defeat signals that senators are apprehensive about approving a ban - at least for now.

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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Bill

    What did you expect ... the Liberal Democratics still control this body of Congress.

    November 30, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  2. glib lib

    Care to elaborate, CNN?

    November 30, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  3. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    DemocRATS just don't get it. They continue to lie to themselves and the American people. The party has been hijacked by leftists that are hell bent on doing whatever they want no matter what the American people say or do. The chain of command MUST be re-established by the American people. This is why THEY ALL MUST BE FIRED IN 2012.

    November 30, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
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