Thursday, November 10, 2005

Update from the House

The House leadership had to delay the vote on what budget cuts would be made because moderate Republicans have broken ranks. In part because of the harshness of the cuts to the poor, and in part because of the overwhelming negative feedback they are receiving for drilling in ANWAR. I heard an interview with a Republican congressman (I'm blanking n his name) who received in the last 2 days 1600 calls and emails asking him not to vote for the proposed bill because of ANWAR. Interesting. We'll have to wait and see how much armtwisting the leadership puts on the moderates to try and get the votes next week. They are likely nervous if they cannot get their additional tax cuts...

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