Administrator’s Note: I had to take a deep breath after reading this one due to what happened to spending under Lewis’ last tenure as appropriations chair.
08:01 AM PDT on Wednesday, September 29, 2010
By BEN GOAD
WASHINGTON – Facing the threat of a possible government shutdown, Democrats on Tuesday ceded to GOP demands that billions of dollars in extra funding sought by the Obama administration be left out of a bill that must pass Congress by Friday.
Inland Rep. Jerry Lewis, who has relentlessly blasted Democrats and the White House for what he describes as federal spending run amok, helped lead the charge against the funding add-ons. The tough talk comes as Republicans, using their call for fiscal restraint as a top election issue, hope to regain the majority in the House, and as Lewis himself sets his sights on a powerful committee chairmanship.
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