Today is an exciting day in the House, where members propose random cuts to score points with whatever group they seek to impress that day. And while Roy Blunt hasn’t proposed any amendments, he has voted on amendments. Here are some of his aye votes on funding cuts
Aye on Flake #87 (to prohibit the use of funds to be used for operations of the National Drug Intelligence Center and decrease appropriations for the Department of Justice general administration by $44,023,000.) – Joined by Akin, Graves, Luetkemeyer, and 121 other Republicans. Rejected 295-130. Nothing like voting to abolish the National Drug Intelligence Center in the middle of a flared up international situation involving Mexican-based drug cartels. Smooth move, Roy.
Aye on Flake #91 (to prohibit the use for the Science Education Through Exploration project of the JASON Project, Ashburn, Virginia, and decrease the appropriations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration operations, research, and facilities by $4 million.) – Joined by Akin, Graves, and Luetkemeyer, and 111 other Reps for a 306-119 loss
Aye on Flake #84 (to prohibit the use of funds for the Institute for Seafood Studies project of the Nicholls State University Department of Biological Sciences, Thibodaux, Louisiana, and decrease the appropriations for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration operations, research, and facilities by $325,000.) – joined by Akin, Graves, and Luetkemeyer and 112 other Reps for a 303-124 loss
Aye on Campbell #105 (to prohibit use of funds in the bill for the Training the Next Generation of Weather Forecasters project of San Jose State University, San Jose, California.) – joined by Akin, Graves, and Luetkemeyer and 113 other Reps for a 303-123 loss
A fine day for legislating so far.