published Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Corker withdraws appropriations requests for fiscal year 2011

Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today withdrew his appropriations requests for fiscal year 2011.

“I realize I am one junior senator in the minority, but given our country’s fiscal condition, I could not in good conscience keep my name next to any earmark requests this year,” said Corker. “It is not necessarily the overall cost of federal earmarks, which represents a very small portion of the overall budget, that poses a problem; it’s the process, which is fundamentally flawed and lacks oversight.”

In a letter to the chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee today, Corker wrote, “After further serious consideration I have decided not to make earmark requests this year. Please consider this letter as a withdrawal of all of my requests for congressionally directed spending for the fiscal year 2011 appropriations process.”

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mrnicecat said...

Wow Corker must not be able to profit from his requests. otherwise as we all know in this district if he can he will and they serve you an silver platter why it is good for you and you never see any results theat help you. the only ones that ever gain from Corker are himself and his family. Just looka t public records regarding the walmart in brainerd and what happened to the public protected wild life area there, hmm is that corker signature on those papers saying it was ok to build. Was it Corkers checking accoun that got the money? He is a terrorist of the people he was elected and hired to protect!!! Vote him out the next time you can!

April 14, 2010 at 4:08 p.m.
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