Boehner Spokesman: White House 'Hypocritical' for Attacking Latest GOP Spending Plan

Tuesday, 01 Oct 2013 07:18 PM

By Todd Beamon

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A representative of House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday criticized the Obama administration for being "unsustainably hypocritical" in saying it would pay the salaries of the nation's troops while rejecting legislation to help other agencies affected by the federal government shutdown.

"How does the White House justify signing the troop-funding bill but vetoing similar measures for veterans, National Parks, and District of Columbia?" asked Michael Steel, a spokesman for the Ohio Republican.

"The president can't continue to complain about the impact of the government shutdown on veterans, visitors at National Parks, and D.C., while vetoing bills to help them.

"The White House position is unsustainably hypocritical," Steel said.

Steel's comments came amid attacks by Democrats on a GOP proposal to approve spending for a small number of federal agencies.

The stopgap funding bills would support the District of Columbia's government, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Park Service.

The bill, said Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, seeks to fund the agencies though Dec. 15, and comes during the first partial government shutdown in 17 years. It also includes limited exceptions to Republican resistance to funding limits for Obamacare, which took effect Tuesday.

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