Rep. Nita Lowey on Sunday called for a return of earmarks.
“Earmarks, in a responsible way, where it’s all public, you know what you want and you know what you’re going to get, I think it’s very, very helpful, because who knows the district better than a member?” Lowey, the ranking member on the Appropriations Committee, (D-N.Y.) said at a “New Leaders” brunch hosted by POLITICO and Bank of America
She also expressed optimism that the Democrats would make significant inroads in the House of Representatives in 2014.
“I’m hoping 2014 will be a great Democratic year,” Lowey said. “And since President Obama is going to be our president and doesn’t have an election in 2014, I know he and the DNC and all of the great Democrats are going to work hard to get the House back for the Democrats.