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November 18th, 2010
04:30 PM ET

House Republicans agree to continue ban on seeking earmarks

Evan Glass
CNN Congressional Producer

Washington (CNN) - House Republicans agreed Thursday to continue their ban on requesting earmarks in the upcoming session of Congress.

The moratorium on pet projects will be written into the rules of the House when Republicans officially take control in January, therefore denying Democrats in that chamber the ability to receive such funds.

Senate Republicans this week endorsed a nonbinding moratorium on earmarks - a reversal for many GOP senators. It appears unlikely, however, that earmarks will disappear entirely from Congress. Democrats in the Senate do not plan on adopting a similar prohibition when they reaffirm their majority status in January.

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