Republicans Shut Out of Stimulus Conference Negotiations
by Connie Hair

02/11/2009


Republicans have caught the Democrats in a midnight “stimulus” power play that seeks to cut Republican conferees out of the House-Senate negotiations to resolve a final version of the Obama “stimulus” package. Staff members from the offices of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) met last night to put together the “stimulus” conference report.

They intend to attempt to shove this $1.3 trillion spending bill through in the dead of the night without Republican input so floor action can take place in both chambers on Thursday.

I spoke with House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) moments ago about this latest version of Democratic “bipartisanship.” Pence told me, “I think the American people deserve to know that legislation that would comprise an amount equal to the entire discretionary budget of the United States of America is being crafted without a single House Republican in the room.”


How many Senate RINOs will go along with this? Probably just enough for the Dems to get away with it. The House unanimously passed legislation last night that would require a 48 hour period wherein the legislation would be posted on the internet before a vote. Will Democrats honor that commitment?

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Comment by SoaringEagle on February 11, 2009 at 2:07pm
This confirms what I experienced in my trip to the Hill after lunch. The dems have shut out the republicans from the process to this point.
Comment by DJ "El Gato" Czerniejewski on February 11, 2009 at 3:12pm
The democraps have already declared war on conservative and constitutional America. I feel we ought to oblige 'em!

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