No hope for real cuts as House passes Agriculture bill

June 17, 2011 04:54

Although the vote was a close 217-203, the passage of the bill shows how both parties are hopelessly addicted to spending programs. – Story at The Hill

By Molly K. Hooper and Pete Kasperowicz at The Hill


Nineteen Republicans joined every Democrat in opposing the bill, including one of the two freshman representatives on the GOP leadership team, Rep. Kristi Noem (S.D.).

As she exited the House chamber, Noem told one colleague, “It’s going to be an ugly appropriations season.”

Other Republicans who rejected the bill included Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Michele Bachmann (Minn.), Joe Barton (Texas), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Steve King (Iowa), Ron Paul (Texas) and David Schweikert (Ariz.).


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