The House voted on Friday to cut $60 billion out of this year’s budget. The vote passed with only three dissenting Republicans. Predictably, Walter Jones was one of those three.
News reports are not specific on why Jones voted against the will of the people. One reason may be Jones’ reported support for an amendment by Rep. Steven LaTourette that called for an across the board cut of $100 billion, cuts that wouldn’t target specific programs. Speaking to Roll Call, Jones wouldn’t predict how he’d vote on the final bill “until after the amendment process play[ed] out.” My guess is that we’ll hear some populist, blue-dog Democrat response from his office that he opposed cuts to the low income heating program or some other such thing. Note: LaTourette voted ‘Yea’ on the final bill.
Email Congressman Jones or call him at 202-225-3415 and let him know where you stand on the GOP’s spending cuts. He needs to hear from you! Post the text of your note to Jones in the comments below.
On another related note, ToD has learned that Walter has joined a group called…
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