US House Republicans support ban on earmarks

Republicans hoping to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday to support an across-the-board, one-year ban on earmarks.  Among those in favor of the moratorium was Representative Bob Inglis.

“This is an opportunity to correct a mistake of our past majority.  People at home understand that when you have only enough money to cover entitlement spending and you’re borrowing everything else, it’s time to stop spending, even on good things.” 

The vote came in advance of a deadline for lawmakers to submit their pet projects.