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Washington in a Flash: Debt Deal Divides Conservatives

Posted By Abigail White On August 2, 2011 @ 6:26 am In Scribe | Comments Disabled


Today marks the Obama administration’s debt deadline, and lawmakers in both parties are rushing to comply. The House hurriedly passed [2] the Budget Control Act yesterday on a vote of 269 to 161 [3]. Sixty-six conservatives broke ranks. The Senate is expected to vote today; several conservatives have already voiced their opposition. Meanwhile, transparency promises [4] are being ignored on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) will visit Heritage today for The Bloggers Briefing [5]. He is one of the 22 conservatives [6] who voted against Speaker John Boehner’s bill to raise the debt ceiling last week, and stood firm in voting against [7] the latest debt deal yesterday. He’s a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights and an advocate for a Balanced Budget Amendment [8]. Listen on BlogTalkRadio [9] or watch at Ustream.tv [10]. It starts at noon ET.

On Capitol Hill, meanwhile, the five members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are scheduled to appear before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee [11]. The hearing will explore the NRC task force report that recommended safety changes for U.S. nuclear plants following the reactor disaster in Japan [12]. It is unclear how quickly the NRC will advance with the recommendations due to a split among members.


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[1] Image: http://author.blog.heritage.org/wp-content/uploads/xnaphotos118515-CnynysE0001.jpg

[2] hurriedly passed: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/60443.html

[3] 269 to 161: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll690.xml

[4] transparency promises: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/08/01/house-wont-provide-72-hours-to-review-budget-control-act/

[5] The Bloggers Briefing: http://thebloggersbriefing.com/

[6] 22 conservatives: http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/07/30/the-22-who-held-the-line/

[7] stood firm in voting against: http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2011-07-25-Why-I-wont-raise-the-debt-limit_n.htm

[8] Balanced Budget Amendment: http://broun.house.gov/BalancedBudget/

[9] BlogTalkRadio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebloggersbriefing/2011/07/19/the-bloggers-briefing

[10] Ustream.tv: http://www.ustream.tv/discovery/live/all?q=the%20bloggers%20briefing

[11] Senate Environment and Public Works Committee: http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_id=67fcac65-802a-23ad-4b03-4d604c83ae11

[12] reactor disaster in Japan: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Reports/2011/05/The-Great-Eastern-Japan-Earthquake-Assessing-Disaster-Response-and-Lessons-for-the-US

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