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House Republicans Push for Spending Freeze; Update: Measure Fails
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Excellent idea: On the heels of the successful Senate GOP move to slow down passage of the $410 billion omni-pork bill, House GOP leader John Boehner is pushing for a freeze on government spending that would hold federal spending at current levels and strip the omnibus of all 9,000 un-scrutinized earmarks:

The top Republican in the House is seizing on the latest spike in unemployment to call for a freeze on government spending and to urge President Barack Obama to veto a $410 billion spending bill.

Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the jump in unemployment to 8.1 percent and the loss of 651,000 jobs in February is a sign of a worsening recession that demands better solutions from both parties.

Boehner criticized the spending bill as chocked full of wasteful, pork-barrel projects. The Senate postponed a vote on the bill until Monday amid the criticism.

White House switchboard: 202-456-1111

Melt the congressional phones: 202-224-3121

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Update: Connie Hair reports that the measure went down…

The motion to recommit would keep the federal government funded for the rest of the fiscal year without the flood of earmarks and the gargantuan appropriation increases in the omnibus sought by the President and Democrat congressional leadership.

The motion failed to pass the House (160-218) with every Republican voting for the measure that would have at least flatted the unrestrained spending spree through the end of the fiscal year.

Eight Democrats voted with the Republicans: Altmire, Childers, Donnelly, Ellsworth, Giffords, Minnick, Mitchell and Nye

26 Republicans and 28 Democrats did not have the courage to vote or were otherwise absent.

(Republished from MichelleMalkin.com by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: GOP, Pork