January 5, 2007
The House voted on Friday to pull the shadowy tradition of Congressional earmarking into the daylight, requiring lawmakers to attach their names to the pet items they slip into spending or tax bills and certify that they have no financial interest in the provisions. Forty-eight Republicans joined with 232 Democrats to pass the measure. The full roll call vote can be found here: 152 Republicans, including Hal Rogers, voted against earmarks reform. Thanks for nothing Hal Rogers.