January 29, 2008 -
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., issued the following statement in response to the President’s State of
“Secretive spending in
"The people of
"To quote directly from the State of the
"Washington is fundamentally broken. Unless we confront the wasteful earmarks, it will never be fixed. The President’s Executive Order directing federal agencies to ignore earmark projects will help restore the trust between the American people and Washington. It is an important first step toward reforming the way
"The executive order will allow us to identify wasteful earmarks and more easily remove them. The President is right to force members of Congress to stand by their spending requests."