WASHINGTON D.C. — An emergency session of Congress was held late Wednesday afternoon as representatives from all over the nation flew back to take an emergency vote regarding new sequestration cuts.
Much like the vote taken last week regarding the FAA and flight delays, this new piece of legislation will tackle the upcoming cuts that will decrease the amount of time our Congressmen and women have to spend doing nothing at all to help the nation. Several representatives spoke out in support of the new bill.
“We can’t go without the time we spend doing absolutely nothing. We need that time. It’s important to us, our families and our constituents.” – Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
“If we’re gonna pander to the cuts that the president wants us to make that would make us actually stay in Washington and take votes that actually affect the people of the United States, well… he’s got another thing coming.” – Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)
“Look, we have things to do. We have elections to win next year, and we can’t spend all our time in Washington doing the work of the people. We have to think of ourselves first. If I don’t go to enough mens luncheons to gather the proper donations I need for election season, there’s no point of even being in Congress.” – Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
This new piece of legislation mandating members of Congress waste as much time as possible getting anything done is set to fly through the House, but may be held up in the Senate due to the Democratic held majority there.
Free Wood Post will keep you up to date as details unfold.