For Immediate Release
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CREW's Melanie Sloan Issues Statement on House Democrats' Ban on Private Contractor Earmarks
WASHINGTON - CREW executive director Melanie Sloan stated today, “CREW applauds
House Democrats for finally recognizing that the American public is
tired of watching members of Congress trade earmarks for campaign
contributions. This is a terrific first step in breaking the link
between campaign dollars and legislation.” Sloan continued,
“It is ironic, of course, that this action follows so close on the
heels of the House Ethics Committee’s PMA report, which found no link
between contributions and earmarks, but then again no one really
believed that anyway.”
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