GOP: Dems Supported Riders in the Past

Friday, 08 Apr 2011 11:47 AM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Democrats have complained loudly about Republican efforts to attach riders to the latest budget bill, such as one to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood. But Republicans point out that Democrats have proposed plenty of riders of their own in the past, Politico reports.

In 2009, a budget bill similar to the one being debated now was piled high with Democratic riders. One made birth control devices less expensive for clinics that provide them to college students and poor women. Another repealed a school-voucher program in Washington, D.C. supported by current House Speaker John Boehner.

“Policy restrictions are a routine part of spending bills,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner. “Senate Democratic Leaders – and President Obama – have supported hundreds, if not thousands of them.”



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved