Week in Review: After a short week of accomplishing nothing, House takes a week off
It is yet again time for recess for the House of Representatives. Today, June 3, marks the 151st day since this Congress was sworn in and their 59th day in session. That must be rough. How much does Gardner get paid to work only 29% of the time?
Anyhow, what was accomplished this week? Not much. A vote on the debt limit that was intended to fail, just to allow the Republicans to show Obama they mean business. Not intended to fix any problems, just to be a bit of political theater. Gardner, of course, was happy to join his friends.
Gardner even visited the White House this week. In a statement he released about his views, he basically copied Boehner's press release word for word. Good leadership and independence there, Cory.
What else... Oh, if you missed it, the House released Statements of Disbursement for each office. Not tons to see there, but you can look at how Gardner's office is spending its money. One interesting point I found is that one of his District Representatives is paid $3,400 to $4,200 more than 4 other staff members with the same job title. Quite convenient that that staffer also contributed $3,400 to Gardner's campaign. I guess that's one way to repay the donors.
So, what's on tap for the recess? Who knows. No town halls, we do know that. The Longmont Times Call reports, "Gardner is to be the featured speaker at the Longmont 9.12 Tea Party's June meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. next Wednesday, June 8, at the American Legion Hall at 315 S. Bowen St." That's another good way to repay donors. I guess if you want to hear him speak, you have to be a die-hard fan of his politics. He's still hiding from rest of us.
Have a great weekend.