Congressional Black Caucus defends the lobbyists!
by skeptic06, Wed Feb 01, 2006 at 02:00:01 PM EST
The horrible 'deficit reduction' bill passed the House 216-214, I read. I go to THOMAS to check on the guilty Dems concerned - and find an unexpected little horror.
Part of the (pretence at) post-Abramoff house-cleaning in the US let's not mention the ethics truce House is H Res 648, which removes the floor privileges from former members who are working as lobbyists. It passed 379-50, and Tom DeLay voted against (surprise, surprise!).
But 19 Dems voted against too.
And the CBC is disproportionately represented in their ranks:
(Kucinich and Murtha joined them.)
Owens (NY) voted Present.
What gives? What a time for Dems to send a mixed message!
Almost as bad as Pelosi's.