Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Gosar Amendment Penalizes DOJ Officials Salaries $1M; McSally 1 Of Only 14 Republicans To Oppose

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar (R-CD4) successfully pushed an amendment to take $1,000,000 from salaries for Department of Justice officials.  He suggested that stripping the million from the budget of the DOJ legal activities* would "hold (the Department) accountable for its failure to enforce the rule of law."

Gosar's amendment passed on a roll call vote of 228-198.  Only 14 Republicans joined all Democrats in opposing the amendment; Arizona Rep. Martha McSally (R-CD2) was one of that group.

Here is Rep. Gosar's short speech explaining the amendment.

The House of Representatives is continuing to debate the appropriations bills past 1:30am.

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