Wicker: We’ll get by minus earmarks

TUPELO – A two-year ban on earmarks shouldn’t shrivel Mississippi’s share of federal dollars, because they can be secured through other funding mechanisms, said U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.

Wicker, a longtime defender of earmarks who late last year voted for the ban, spoke to the Daily Journal before a prayer event Monday for Republican Congressman-elect Alan Nunnelee.

Nunnelee will take office Wednesday with a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.