House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is resisting an order by House Chief Administrative Officer Dan Beard to remove the site earmarkreform.house.gov, which promotes GOP efforts on reducing earmarks. Roll Call reports:
House Administration regulations require all House.gov domain names to be “recognizably derivative or representative” of the name of the Member or office sponsoring the site, according to [Bears spokesman Jeff] Ventura. Domain names may not be a slogan or imply that the “House endorses or favors any specific commercial product, commodity or service,” Ventura added.
Boehner, however, said that “thousands” of people have visited his site, and moving it would cause “confusion.” (More on conservatives’ actual earmark efforts here.)