Friday, February 27, 2004
Yahoo! News - House Speaker OKs 9/11 Panel Extension: "President Bush (news - web sites) supports the extension and the Senate earlier Friday passed on a voice vote a Senate Intelligence Committee bill including the two-month extension.
But without a guarantee that the House would act by next week on that bill, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joe Lieberman (news - web sites), D-Conn., held up a vote on a highway bill needed to prevent the furlough Monday of some 5,000 federal workers and a cutoff of highway money.
They lifted that hold after being informed that Kean and Hamilton were satisfied they would get the extension they requested. "
So, just to be clear, Senators McCain and Lieberman held up an unrelated bill and jeopardized the jobs of 5,000 federal workers as a political ploy to get what they wanted? Is this the way we want our congressmen to behave? What next, are they going to take their gavel and go home if they don't get their way?
I hope there are some readers in Ariz. and Conn. who will remember this come the next election.
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