Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Pete Sessions asks for stimulus money he voted against

Earlier in the month, the Texas delegation signed a letter asking the Obama Administration for money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to fund NASA (see the letter at the office of Congressman Pete Olson TX-22: MEMBERS OF THE TEXAS DELEGATION URGE STIMULUS FUNDS BE DIRECTED TO NASA
Current co-signers include: Sens. Cornyn and Hutchison, and (26) Reps. Barton, Brady, Burgess, Carter, Conaway, Culberson, Edwards, Gohmert, Gonzalez, Granger, Al Green, Gene Green, Hall, Hinojosa, Jackson Lee, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Sam Johnson, Marchant, McCaul, Nuegebauer, Olson, Paul, Poe, Sessions, Smith, Thornberry...
And, yes, that is the same bill that Pete Sessions (and all Republicans) voted against in January.

In other news, one of our Sessions Watchers found new information on why Pete Sessions likes Dede Scozzafava; he likes her because "the money" likes her. From The American Spectator:

Sessions was called out by conservative members of the caucus, and challenged when asked why NRCC resources -- cash and personnel -- were being used for Scozzafava. "We have a conservative running in this race, and the Republican Party is not with him," says a conservative House member who attended the meeting...

...Sessions, according to sources, angrily responded to the criticism...According to NRCC staff, Scozzafava was viewed as the "most cooperative" candidate of a group put forward by local Republican Party bosses in the 23rd District. "She wasn't going to be a loose cannon and the money was happy with her," says one NRCC source, saying that "money" referred to a pool of high-dollar donors with ties to former New York Governor George Pataki.
We kinda figured it had something to do with money.

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