Mark Kirk swears off Pork

John Campbell
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Posted: Mar 05, 2008 5:42 PM

Yesterday, Mark Kirk (R-IL) took a big step and joined the fight against abusive earmarks.  Rep. Kirk pledged to not request any new earmarks from this point forward. 

This is important because Mark Kirk is the first member of the Appropriations Committee to swear off pork.

With the addition of Kirk there are now 23 Members of the House and 6 Senators who have pledged not to accept earmarks.