Did You Vote Republican For Nothing?
Did you show up at the polls on November 2nd for nothing? It seems that way. The House Republican Leadership has decided to put Jeff Flake (R-AZ) on the Appropriations Committee and that’s pretty much it. They are sending a signal to the tea party movement that this is all they’ll get. John Boehner and Eric Cantor want Hal Rogers of Kentucky to serve as | Read More »
They can no longer blame the GOP
From ABC News: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl reports: The House Appropriations Committee just posted its $410 billion 2009 Omnibus spending bill. It’s a doozy. This is the bill that will fund the government’s operations until the end of the fiscal year. It’s larded with thousands (so many, I can’t count them all yet) of earmarks and adds up an increase in overall discretionary spending of | Read More »
Jeff Flake Headed to Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Conservative activists have been pushing hard for Jeff Flake to get on the Appropriations Committee. Sources on the Hill tell me this afternoon that at Jeff Flake’s request he will be put on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, not Appropriations. To be clear though, I’m told Flake realized last month that he did not have the votes on the Steering Committee for Appropriations and | Read More »