One of the good things about living in AZ is that it is the home of several of the unfortunately dwindling number of Republicans who consistently cast votes for lower taxes and smaller government.
Recently Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake, who I have given props to in a number of columns on this blog, sponsored a series of 19 bills aimed at cleaning up the appropriations process and making it harder for Congress to slip earmarks through the appropriations process, at least without having gone explicitly on the record as having done so.
The Club for Growth has a scorecard of how each Congressman voted on these bills. In each case, a 'YES' vote is a vote against pork and a vote to clean up the Congressional appropriations process.
My Congressman, John Shadegg, who is another reliable small government low tax voter, came through with 19 of 19 'Yes' votes. Way to go Congressman!