House Republicans seek to trump Democrats on enacting earmark reform

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Seeking to trump Democrats, House Republicans on Thursday approved a moratorium on all earmarks for the rest of the year.

    The Republicans’ moratorium appears to be more extensive than the ban instituted by House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) on Wednesday.

    The Obey earmark ban applies to for-profit companies, while the GOP moratorium is for all types of earmarks. But it remains unclear how long these moratoria will last.

    Obey indicted earlier this week that his policy changes “are intended to be a long-term proposition.” The House GOP ban is for the rest of 2010.

    The Republican earmark suspension, which Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has been pushing for years, was passed by a “strong” voice vote, according to Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas).

    The vote came during a nearly two-hour-long House GOP conference meeting.

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    Cool! This is even better than the Democrats' plan.
     
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    And an honest one that is actually concerned about earmarks rather than singling out big business.
     
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    Exactly what does it mean? Legislation can't specify that a bill can't apply to a single state? If the Coast Guard needs a new facility in Maine one must be built in all 50 states?
     

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