House Votes to Limit DOJ Funding Unless Holder Comes Clean

M. Catharine Evans
The House voted on a controversial funding limit amendment Wednesday evening to stop Attorney General Holder from lying to Congress.  Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) initiated the move to cut off Holder's DOJ allowance for 2013 unless he tells the truth about the gun walking operation known as Fast and Furious.  The amendment to H.R. 5326, an appropriations bill funding Holder's agency for 2013, was in response to a February 4, 2011 letter to Congress in which DOJ officials denied any involvement in Operation Fast and Furious. Months later after damaging contradictions and discrepancies surfaced the Department was forced to rescind the letter. In a 381-41 vote, House members including 142 Democrats, overwhelmingly sided with Chaffetz. The peoples' representatives decided taxpayer monies should not be used to support liars. But the best expression of outrage over the DOJ's above-the...(Read Full Post)

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