01-25-2012, 02:43 PM
- Join Date
- May 2008
- Northern Virginia
From David Hawkings' daily CQ/RollCall update today:
"THE HOUSE: Convened at 9 and is done for the week, having voted 408-0 for legislation that would apply anti-smuggling laws to the ultralight aircraft that have become the mule of choice for moving drugs from Mexico into the Southwest.
The bill was a longtime priority of Gabby Giffords, who cast her final vote in favor of her measure — just after handing in her letter of resignation during an extraordinarily emotional half an hour of tributes on the floor. “I will recover and will return and we will work together again,” the Arizona Democrat declared in her letter, which was read by her friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Giffords did not come to the microphone, but walked haltingly to the top of the rostrum to hand her resignation paperwork to Boehner, who was far from alone in openly sobbing at the sight.""Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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