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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Lee (R-UT) and 17 Republican Senators sent a Dear Colleague to pledge their commitment to uphold a ban on earmarks. 
 
The full text of the letter is below.  
 
"We, the undersigned, stand committed to the ban on earmarks. We will not vote to repeal it. We will not participate in an inherently wasteful spending practice that is prone to serious abuse."
 
Joining Rubio and Lee included: John Cornyn (R-TX), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Mike Braun (R-IN), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Steve Daines (R-MT), Rick Scott (R-FL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY), James Lankford (R-OK), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), James Risch (R-ID) and Rob Portman (R-OH).