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Senate GOP Approves Earmark Ban

Senator Lisa Murkowski may be on pace to win re-election, but her job as senator from Alaska—home, once, to the “Bridge from Nowhere”—just got harder: The Senate GOP has voted to ditch budget earmarks. However, the two-year moratorium is not binding. Supporters of the ban from both parties will push for a floor vote to make it binding. The House GOP is expected to adopt a similar policy on Thursday.