Skip to comments.How your lawmakers voted (Money appropriated for "Bridge to Nowhere")
Posted on 03/04/2011 11:16:16 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
In the week of March 7, the House will take up bills addressing the U.S. housing crisis, while the Senate will resume debate on reforming U.S. procedures for awarding patents.
HIGHWAY, MASS-TRANSIT PROJECTS: Voting 421-4, the House sent the Senate a bill (HR 662) to provide billions of dollars in funding for road and bridge construction, mass transit, and highway safety from March 4 through Sept. 30. A yes vote was to pass the bill.
Judy Biggert: Yes
Randy Hultgren: Yes
BRIDGE TO NOWHERE: Voting 181-246, the House defeated a Democratic bid to strip HR 662 (above) of funds for building the Gravina Island Bridge linking Ketchikan, Alaska, with an airport on sparsely populated Gravina Island. This is the bridge to nowhere lampooned in recent years as an example of wasteful congressional earmarks. While notoriety has cost the Gravina Island project much of its anticipated federal funding since 2005, HR 662 contains $183 million in fiscal 2011 spending for it and the Knik Arm Crossing Bridge, another controversial project in Alaska. This motion sought to remove the $183 million. A yes vote was to defund the bridge to nowhere.
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Duct tape makes them....
You mean with trillions of dollars in debt, the halfass republicans still want to build that damn bridge. Ok, where is the line for the third party forming, tired of getting pissed on by lying republicans.
Earmarks buy votes. Ask the corn farmers.
Once again, GOP appears ready to snag defeat from the jaws of victory. There will be no spending cuts; they will go along to get along and 0bambi will push through his agenda. Then they will nominate Juan McHuckaromdaniani and it will be the the end of the GOP.
Perhaps that is why Governor Palin has not committed to run as a PUB. THAT is one smart person!