This may be the year when Congress ends federal funding for presidential nominating conventions.
The U.S. House voted 310-95 on Wednesday to eliminate taxpayer financing for party conventions, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Tom Cole’s office. The Oklahoma Republican, who sponsored the legislation, said it was the easiest spending cut that Congress could make.
“At a time when the defense budget and other essential government functions face steep cuts, there is no excuse to waste millions on publicity for politicians who are more than capable of funding their own campaigns,” he said.
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