This morning, the House Republican Conference adopted a unilateral ban on earmarks.
"We are offering the American people a fresh start on spending in Washington, D.C. We are offering the American people a new way forward.” - Conference Chairman Mike Pence
Here is the text of the resolution:
by Mr. Boehner
Resolved, that it is the policy of the Republican Conference that no Member shall request a congressional earmark, limited tax benefit, or limited tariff benefit, as such terms are used in clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the House for the 111th Congress.