Rep. Dreier (CA-26) has joined us. Republicans need to continue to be the party of reform. Earmark reform is a very important part of the process, so is Congressional travel. I’m a big fan of Congressional travel but there has to be a way to distinguish between junkets and fact finding missions (editors note: like plant tours). Dreier declined to say how any new legislation might be written to retain educational fact finding missions.
(Editors Note: We were keenly interested in Dreier’s remarks on Congressional Travel, especially with his responsibility as head of the House Rules Committee).