Wednesday, September 15, 2004

For This They Get A Pay Raise?



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on a House committee squelched a Democratic attempt on Wednesday to seek information on Vice President Cheney's energy task force, in a rowdy session punctuated by cries of "Shame!" from Democrats.

On a party line vote of 30-22, the panel voted down the Democratic motion for the committee to ask the White House for the names of members and other information about the 2001 task force that formulated energy policy.
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Rep. Henry Waxman of California, walked out of the room in disgust, announcing that lawmakers were acting like teenagers.

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