House GOP to vote in secret to restore ‘Pork’ Earmarks UPDATE


Update:House Speaker Paul Ryan requested members table the issue until 2017, allowing lawmakers more time to address the problem. Ed: Really? You need more time? Only to 2017???? (Good work folks, we put the pressure on.)

I would love to re-post the entire piece from the Daily Signal as my blood pressure rises in righteous anger. Best part, they are going to vote for the amendment by secret ballot vote. Fortunately for my health, the Mike Rogers who is one of the sponsors of this pork assignment is from Alabama and is not THE Mike Rogers from Michigan whom I have been posting about. Michael Rodgers must not get a cabinet job, look at his wife’s defense interests. By the way, Trump just had this Rogers pack his bag and he is off the transition team. Here tis:

“Did they learn nothing at all from these elections? People are tired of business as usual in D.C.,” she added. “This is not a show of good faith, it’s a show of callous cynicism and hypocrisy.”One week after Donald Trump won the presidency on a promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington, House Republicans will vote on a proposal to bring back earmarks.

If the amendment is adopted by a secret-ballot vote Wednesday, lawmakers would be able to request earmarks once again as long as the sponsoring member is identified, the earmarks initiate in committee, and they don’t increase spending.The vote will take place Wednesday when House Republicans meet to adopt their rules for the next Congress. The House earmark ban dates to 2010 when the GOP won control of the chamber.

Reps. John Culberson of Texas, Mike Rogers of Alabama, and Tom Rooney of Florida are listed as sponsors of the amendment, a copy of which was obtained by The Daily Signal.

The amendment would bring back legislative earmarks for some government agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Bureau of Reclamation. It also would allow lawmakers to provide earmarks for state and local governments, except for recreational facilities, museums, or parks.

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14 Responses to “House GOP to vote in secret to restore ‘Pork’ Earmarks UPDATE”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    It is pretty clear they did not learn a thing! I guess they feel they will be able to reign Trump in. Obama also claimed he was going to change Washington and then he fell in line, I think they believe they can make Trump fall in line.We’ll see how this goes, it is going to be interesting.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The first shot across the bow by Ryan. We ain’t see nothin yet. Happy he got rid of Rodgers and Christie. It raised a lot of flags for me….

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  2. Hootin' Anni Says:

    Government, and the old geezers running it just chaps my behind.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      The visual is on target! Yep…… off with them and send them back home

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  3. Lorra B. Says:

    Now this just chaps my arse!! They will push the very limits until the Day Trump takes office.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Yes…. Ryan is throwing his weight around and showing Trump who is boss

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  4. Sparky Says:

    That is shameful. The more things change the more they stay the same, I guess.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Done once more in the dark of the night

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  5. petermac3 Says:

    Sounds like the Republicans are taking their first leap towards no hope and bad change. No biggie. Once the DOD contractors get their fangs into the new administration we may even get Hillary’s war with Russia. The more things change the more they stay the same.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      So much for Paul Ryan…. but then no surprise at all there.

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  6. Just Simply Linda Says:

    because, Bunk, they are above us and they are privileged…I don’t know if you saw that story about Soros and the Oligarchy/Kritarchy. We had a interesting talk about that yesterday in one of my classes…scary thought how this could happen…just saying.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I didn’t read it, and will check it out. Yes, let the good time roll for the GOPers.

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  7. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    Up to their old tricks, again.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Didn’t take long now did it?

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