Tuesday, January 15, 2013

So much for the debt ceiling! House GOP raises budget to defend DOMA — MSNBC

So much for the debt ceiling! House GOP raises budget to defend DOMA — MSNBC
House Republicans, who have repeatedly threatened to not raise the debt ceiling, quietly raised their budgetary allowance to defend the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act in federal court.

In a newly revised legal contract obtained by The Huffington Post, the House of Representatives and its law firm, Bancroft LLC, signed on to raise the spending ceiling up to $3 million.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer wrote in a joint letter. ”With Republicans willing to take our economy and our country to the brink of default in the name of deficit reduction, there is simply no excuse for any Member of Congress to commit taxpayer dollars to an unnecessary–and futile–legal battle.”

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