House Republicans Release Anti-Earmark Hub

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Feb 12, 2008 1:49 PM
House Republicans weren't successful in convincing their Democratic colleagues to pass a moratorium in earmarks, but they have launched a website to help the public monitor  pork-barrel spending.

At the site, House Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R.-Ohio), who does not obtain earmarks for his district, says in an embedded video: "This website will keep tabs on the Majority, which refuses to join House Republicans in supporting an earmark moratorium, and will chronicle our efforts to begin changing the way Washington spends taxpayers’ money.”

This is a good step. If House Republicans are serious about cutting spending, however, I say they should appoint earmark hawk Rep. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.) to the Appropriations Committee.