Republican Study Committee

Exclusive–Rep. Mark Walker: Don’t Reverse Anti-Earmark Reform

“This is an historic moment to have Republican control of House,Senate and presidency and I believe that the people, who came to the polls sent a clear mandate that they want change here in Washington–drain the swamp,” Walker says. “We need to be talking about unifying and earmarks are another divisive issue,” he said.

Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) speaks to a staff member. Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform met to consider a censure or IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Conservatives Split From RSC

Traditionally, the Republican Study Committee (RSC) has been the voice of the more conservative members of the House GOP, but with it’s membership swelling and its conservative members increasingly frustrated by leadership viewed as more establishment-aligned, a core group of House conservatives is said to be splintering off to form a new group of their own in what is being characterized as a “mass exodus.”

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