Today, the House is voting on a bill to authorize the military's funding for fiscal year 2008. Included in the bill are 680 earmarks. A colleague of mine and fellow RSC member, Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), prepared amendments to debate the merit of some of these requests. The Democrat's blocked him from being able to take any of them to the floor for a vote.
What is there to hide? If these projects are worthy of taxpayer dollars then there should be no hesitation with having an open, healthy debate on them.
Click here to read about similar actions taken by the Democrats' during last week consideration of the intelligence bill.