VIDEO: McCaskill on Earmarks

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill spoke on the Senate floor this week about her proposal to permanently ban earmarks from the legislative process.

“Earmarking allows people who have lobbyists and special connections to get special projects funded, as opposed to the merit of the project,” McCaskill said. “I know Missouri can compete for federal dollars based on merit.”

The attempt fell short of the 60 votes needed.

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About Antonio D. French

Antonio French is a St. Louis City alderman representing the 21st Ward. He is also a writer and political consultant. He lives in the O'Fallon neighborhood with his wife, baby and two dogs. You can follow Antonio on Twitter: @AntonioFrench

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