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Representative Jeff Flake's Proposal to Ban Earmarks in Congress

Here is a Link to the Story: (Hat tip, Henry Kelly of the Fort Walton Beach Tea Party) (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/34071.html)

I heard from Congressman Miller’s office (FYI Congressman Miller is my U.S. Congressional Representative, District 1-FL) and Congressman Miller is supporting (indeed a CO-SIGNER) of Rep. Flake’s proposal to the Republican Caucus regarding earmarks. Importantly, John Boehner has also been a critic of earmarks. Now is the time to tell your Congressman to sign on to the plan. If Republicans are serious about budget reform, this is a big step. So if you congressman is Republican, ask him where he stands on the Flake proposal.

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!:

House GOP to Meet Thursday on Earmark Ban

March 10, 2010, 10:18 a.m.
By Jackie Kucinich
Roll Call Staff
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House Republicans will convene a special conference meeting Thursday at 3 p.m. to determine whether they will implement a yearlong moratorium on earmarks.

Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) announced the session during a closed-door meeting of the House Republican Conference on Wednesday morning, according to GOP sources.

“We’re going to have to make a decision,” the sources quoted Boehner as saying. “Are we really willing to put it all on the line to win this thing?”

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who began circulating a letter last week to try to force the Conference to meet to consider the earmark moratorium, said the special conference was leadership’s decision. The GOP move comes as Democratic leaders are considering a similar earmark ban.

Call Your Congressman and tell him/her to Support the Flake Proposal….