[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/03/10/art.reagan.gi.jpg caption="A new panel will plan events to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Reagan’s birth."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - The House voted Monday night to approve the creation of a panel to plan a celebration of the centennial of Ronald Reagan's birth in February of 2011.
Earmark opponent Jeff Flake and former presidential candidate Ron Paul were the only Republicans who did not vote in favor of the measure, which passed 371-19.
The 11 members of the Reagan Centennial Commission will not be compensated, but the Congressional Budget Office estimated last month that reimbursement for travel expenses and other associated administrative costs would bring the eventual price tag for the project to roughly $1 million.
Update: The estimated $1 million cost of the project will not be covered by federal funds, according to a provision added to the bill before final passage by the House.