Bill includes money for Election Assistance Commission

Funding for the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was included in the bill over objections by Rep. Gregg Harper and other Republicans who complain the commission has outlived its usefulness.

Harper, a member of the House Administration Committee, re-introduced a bill earlier this year to eliminate the agency.

“They’re trying to justify their own existence and it’s time for them to go,’’ he said Wednesday. “I’m sure there are some fine people who work there, but this is an agency that is no longer necessary.’’