For a Republican in Congress, signing the pledge not to increase taxes is all but required; pledge signers include all but 21 GOP members of Congress. The hottest pledge list, however, is the one to swear off earmarks. Since Rep. Jeff FlakeJeff FlakeSenators move to protect 'Dreamers' Reid bids farewell to the Senate Reid defends relationship with McConnell in farewell speech MORE (R-Ariz.) signed the earmark pledge last summer, 36 others have joined him, including Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.), who signed on Wednesday.

Biggert, in a press release, said that while she supports a moratorium on earmarks for all of Congress,