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Justin Amash among 'rebellious' GOP reps booted from key U.S. House panels [message #27214] Tue, 04 December 2012 10:14
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U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township, was booted from the House Budget Committee, potentially for past votes against key pieces of legislation promoted by his party, according to capitol newspaper Roll Call.

Amash, who last month won a second term in Congress, was among several Republican lawmakers shuffled to other committees for breaking with party leadership, Roll Call reported.

The newspaper cited anonymous sources who claimed Amash and the others were removed from key committees because House leaders are hoping to put the "fractious" caucus in order.

Amash spokesman Will Adams declined to comment on Roll Call's report because his office had yet to receive Amash's official assignments.

Adams said he had expected that news by close of business Monday, Dec. 3, but as of 4:30 p.m., he had not heard.

Roll Call's report said Amash and others, including Reps. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., and Tim Huelskamp, R-Kan., were "rebellious right-wingers" during the last Congress:

Huelskamp and Amash, for instance, both voted against the budget proposed by Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin in committee and on the floor, because it did not cut spending fast enough. They also voted against the current continuing resolution that is funding the government through the end of March.

Full article: http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/12/rep ort_justin_amash_among_rebe.html


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