Skip to comments.Attempt to block MetroRail funding fails
Posted on 02/24/2012 11:27:32 AM PST by The Pack Knight
WASHINGTON - The committee chairman described it as a "food fight," an after-midnight bout as Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold tried to jimmy legislation to block federal money for Metro to build or extend the University and Uptown light rail lines.
In the end, his effort failed. But the wrangling in the wee hours last week spotlighted the countless little-noticed struggles that take place across Capitol Hill as lawmakers try to steer taxpayers' dollars toward projects they favor and away from projects they oppose.
In this case, the stakes were potentially the future of Houston's light rail system and the unceremonious initiation of Farenthold, a freshman lawmaker with barely 13 months on Capitol Hill.
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And how is this getting through the Republican-controlled House?
Has the GOP House leaders submitted a bill that blocks all “earmarks”?
I think you realize the answers, to my question and yours.
Culberson’s my congresscritter. He gets it right most of the time.
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