Will you join me in calling/writing Boehner to protest his PURGE of conservatives including AMASH &JONES from committee seats?Submitted by sailingaway on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 18:52
Amash purged from Budget, Jones from Finance where he was vice chair of the subcommittee on domestic monetary policy (Ron's committee). (thanks tsai for that addition)
Ron should have run again. They would have known there would be furor if he had still been there. I think we need to show them we haven't gone anywhere, and protect our interests.
What do you think?
"Speaker John A. Boehner initiated today a small purge of rebellious Republicans — mostly conservatives — from prominent committees; it’s the latest instance of the Ohio Republican’s clamping down on his fractious conference.
The decisions were made by the GOP Steering Committee at a Monday meeting, which reviewed a spreadsheet listing each GOP lawmaker and how often he or she had voted with leadership, three sources said.
Reps. David Schweikert of Arizona and Walter Jones of North Carolina were booted from the Financial Services Committee. Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan and Tim Huelskamp of Kansas were removed from the Budget Committee.
According to a source, Schweikert was told that he was ousted in part because his “votes were not in lockstep with leadership.”
Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner, said, “The Steering Committee makes decisions based on a range of factors.”
One GOP leadership aide said, “Changes are made for a variety of reasons, most often at the request of committee chairs.”
Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, an outspoken conservative, was placed on the Financial Services Committee, something that a second leadership aide noted to demonstrate that voting record was not the only reason behind the changes.
All of the lawmakers other than Jones were rebellious right-wingers. Huelskamp and Amash, for instance, both voted against the budget proposed by Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin in committee and on the floor, because it did not cut spending fast enough. They also voted against the current continuing resolution that is funding the government through the end of March."
thanks to shootist for this:
Congressman Boehner has two 8th District offices easily located for constituents in Butler County and Miami County.
Butler County Office
7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road
West Chester, OH 45069 (0107)?
Miami County Office
12 South Plum Street
Troy, OH 45373