RED ALERT ON THE HOUSE FLOOR
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Democrats are in the process of passing earmarks they've stuck in the Intelligence Appropriations Bill.
That means that some, though not all, of the earmarks are not only *not* available to members of the public to see, but other members of Congress are shut out the process.
According to Congress Daily at this late hour, John Murtha put in a number of earmarks and did not even tell ranking member Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) what they were. Of those that have been disclosed,"Murtha inserted three earmarks totaling $25 million, including $23 million in funding for the National Drug Intelligence Center, a Justice Department operation in Johnstown, PA in his district."
This is happening right now. And the Dems are shutting out the Republicans who are pointing out that this violates House rules.