Congressional Corruption…….Murtha

May 18, 2007 at 2:54 pm (abercrombie, al sharpton, biden, blanco, chirac, clinton, colmes, conyers, democrap, democrat, dodd, edwards, feingold, Feinstein, franks, green, hillary, jefferson, jesse jackson, kennedy, kucinich, labor union, lampson, leahy, levin, liberal, matsui, McDermott, murtha, nagin, obama, pelosi, politics, rangel, reid, sanchez, sanders, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, ted strickland, Uncategorized, waters, waxman, webb, woolsey)

Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) threatened to deny any further spending projects to a Republican who challenged him over an earmark last week, a violation of House rules.

According to the draft resolution, Murtha shouted at and chastised Rogers on the House floor Thursday for offering a motion last week to challenge $23 million Murtha requested in an intelligence bill.

Murtha had requested the money to prevent the administration from shuttering the National Drug Intelligence Center in Johnstown, Pa., which is part of Murtha’s district.

“I hope you don’t have any earmarks in the defense appropriations bills because they are gone, and you will not get any earmarks now and forever,” Murtha told Rogers, according to the draft transcript given to The Politico.

“This is not the way we do things here – and is that supposed to make me afraid of you?” Rogers replied.

“That’s the way I do it,” Murtha said.

What ever happened to earmark reform??

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