Friday, September 8, 2017

Four Texas Congressmen REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE in Harvey Hostage Taking!!!

"Honor the Lord with your possessions,
And with the firstfruits of all your increase;"
Proverbs 3:9

Signs of life in our congressional delegation?!?
The U.S. House approved $15 billion in aid to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey's destruction in southeast Texas on Friday, sending the legislation to President Donald Trump's desk for his signature. Later in the day, Trump signed it into law.

The funding is only meant to serve as a short-term measure, and a much more expansive bill is expected to be negotiated later in the fall. The aid was also part of a larger deal to avoid a government default and shutdown for the next three months.


Four Texas Republicans voted against the bill: U.S. Reps. Joe Barton of Ennis, Jeb Hensarling of Dallas, Sam Johnson of Richardson and Mac Thornberry of Clarendon.


"I am not against voting for relief programs to help hurricane victims, but I am against raising the public debt ceiling without a plan to reduce deficits in the short term, and eliminate them in the long term," Barton said in a statement. "The money we vote to spend today will have to be paid back by our children and grandchildren."

Thornberry, chairman of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, cited an aversion to short-term funding measures that he said harmed the military.
Good for them.

Hensarling also put out a longer statement:
Obviously, what happened this past week in D.C was disgraceful. And, unfortunately, it's probably something we're just going to have to deal with in the coming months.  But it's good to see four members of the Texas delegation (none of whom are typically known as profiles in courage) reject this act of political blackmail.

Bottom Line: Good for them.

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