Speaker Hastert, Majority Leader Boehner Praise House Action on Lobbying & Earmark Reforms | Speaker.gov
 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) and House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) praised House action on broad lobbying and earmark reforms today and issued the following statement:
    “The American people have every right to expect the highest ethical standards from their elected leaders and today’s action in the House demonstrates Republicans are serious about moving real reforms that help restore the trust between the American people and their government.

    “We’re pleased to see House passage of the 527 Reform Act, the first piece of the broad GOP lobbying and earmark reform package as well as significant steps forward made by both the Rules and Judiciary Committees.   With the remaining three committees expected to act later this week, we’re confident the larger reform package will be ready for House floor action once Congress returns from the Easter district work period.”
Both the Rules Committee, chaired by Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), and the Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), approved their respective pieces of the broader GOP reform package – the Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act (H.R. 4975).  The remaining committees – Government Reform, House Administration, and Ethics – are expected to hold full committee markups and conclude action on their respective pieces of the larger package this week.