Flake Triumphs on Anti-Earmark Vote

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) successfully attached an anti-earmark amendment Thursday to the Beach Act by a vote of 263-117.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) voted present while 103 Democrats and 14 Republicans voted against it.

In a release, Flake said, "Supporters of [the Beach Act] have said that they have no intention of earmarking funds authorized under it. However, we

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