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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 | No Comments
Today marks the Obama administration’s debt deadline, and lawmakers in both parties are rushing to comply. The House hurriedly passed  the Budget Control Act yesterday on a vote of 269 to 161 . Sixty-six conservatives broke ranks. The Senate is expected to vote today; several conservatives have already voiced their opposition. Meanwhile, transparency promises  are being ignored on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.
Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) will visit Heritage today for The Bloggers Briefing . He is one of the 22 conservatives  who voted against Speaker John Boehner’s bill to raise the debt ceiling last week, and stood firm in voting against  the latest debt deal yesterday. He’s a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights and an advocate for a Balanced Budget Amendment . Listen on BlogTalkRadio  or watch at Ustream.tv . 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 . The hearing will explore the NRC task force report that recommended safety changes for U.S. nuclear plants following the reactor disaster in Japan . It is unclear how quickly the NRC will advance with the recommendations due to a split among members.
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 hurriedly passed: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/60443.html
 269 to 161: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll690.xml
 transparency promises: http://blog.heritage.org/2011/08/01/house-wont-provide-72-hours-to-review-budget-control-act/
 The Bloggers Briefing: http://thebloggersbriefing.com/
 22 conservatives: http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/07/30/the-22-who-held-the-line/
 stood firm in voting against: http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2011-07-25-Why-I-wont-raise-the-debt-limit_n.htm
 Balanced Budget Amendment: http://broun.house.gov/BalancedBudget/
 BlogTalkRadio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebloggersbriefing/2011/07/19/the-bloggers-briefing
 Ustream.tv: http://www.ustream.tv/discovery/live/all?q=the%20bloggers%20briefing
 Senate Environment and Public Works Committee: http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_id=67fcac65-802a-23ad-4b03-4d604c83ae11
 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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