Arizona Republican Rep. Jeff Flake, a strident foe of Congress' earmarking process, has won a spot on the House Appropriations Committee.
The House GOP transition office announced Friday that Flake was selected by the House Republican Steering Committee to join the spending committee.
House Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-Ohio) got behind Flake's bid earlier this week, in an overture to fiscal conservatives who have vowed to slash spending in the new Congress.
The announcement sets up an all-but-certain clash between Flake and Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), who was tapped on Tuesday to serve as the committee's next chairman.
is a longtime earmarking proponent whose support for the pet projects earned him the nickname "Prince of Pork." … Rogers
Read more of Felicia Sonmez’s WashingtonPost.com article, “Earmark opponent Flake gets spot on House Appropriations.”