Friday, November 19, 2010

Boehner Bans Earmarks

We have some great news out of Washington. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Republicans in the House have banned earmarks:
In a nod to the wave of conservative lawmakers who arrived in Washington this week, House Republicans today unanimously adopted a ban on earmarks, the lawmaker-requested funding for pet projects that became a black-eye for Congress during the past decade.


While the vote is an obvious nod to the new Republicans, it’s also a big win for House Minority Leader John Boehner, the speaker-in-waiting, who has never requested an earmark and tried — unsuccessfully — for years to impose a ban.
It's nice to see someone in Washington finally lead by example.

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