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sailingaway
07-05-2010, 06:40 PM
http://aregularguyontheissues.blogspot.com/2010/07/rlc-freshmen-republicans-honor-rep-ron.html

" Led by U.S. Representative Steve Austria (R-OH), the House Republican Freshman Class of the 111th Congress unanimously voted Congressman Ron Paul’s (R-Lake Jackson) legislation, H.R. 1207, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, as the “best legislation filed” during the 111th Congress.

Austria presented Paul with a certificate of appreciation from freshman Members of Congress for his efforts to bring about greater accountability and transparency in public institutions, as well as to thank him for his “many years of service and dedication to the cause of liberty and the promotion of free market principles.”

“As new members, we understand that the American people are not happy with the ‘closed door, backroom deal-making’ approach to government that has come to characterize Washington in recent years,” the freshmen Republicans said in a letter to Paul. “Passage of your legislation would begin to move our government back into the sunlight where it belongs.”

Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) made the motion to nominate Paul’s legislation. He said Paul has long been committed to furthering transparency in government.

“Transparency is an important building block of our public institutions,” Posey said. “Rep. Paul’s legislation, combined with his efforts over his many years of service, has made a positive contribution toward maintaining the freedoms which the Founders of our nation intended us all to have.”

Also called the “Audit the Fed” bill, Paul’s legislation failed by a vote of 229-198 despite being co-sponsored by 320 Members of Congress. All House Republicans and 23 Democrats voted in favor of the bill.

The bill was supported by other area congressmen, including Michael McCaul (R-Austin), Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) and John Culberson (R-Houston).

Paul’s 14th Congressional District includes portions of western Fort Bend County and much of Cinco Ranch. "


http://www.fortbendnow.com/2010/07/02/46556

speciallyblend
07-05-2010, 07:15 PM
i had this image that Ron Paul was in his office and turned around and a line of republicans was at his desk with his butt in view and the gop lining up to kiss it!!! g-rated version nothing x-rated!! the gop has alot of ass kissing to do to regain credibility!!!

sailingaway
07-05-2010, 07:28 PM
i had this image that Ron Paul was in his office and turned around and a line of republicans was at his desk with his butt in view and the gop lining up to kiss it!!! g-rated version nothing x-rated!! the gop has alot of ass kissing to do to regain credibility!!!

I love that they made the point that they are 'new guys', trying to separate themselves from earlier administration policy! I assume this means the bill is a slam dunk if the GOP retake the House?

james1906
07-05-2010, 09:49 PM
Led by U.S. Representative Steve Austria (R-OH)

Sounds like someone is trying to make a new name for Austrian economics.

devil21
07-06-2010, 01:28 AM
Very cool! He's catchin on, Im tellin ya!

itshappening
07-06-2010, 01:55 AM
I love that they made the point that they are 'new guys', trying to separate themselves from earlier administration policy! I assume this means the bill is a slam dunk if the GOP retake the House?

NO, the leadership who voted for the bailout are largely in tact and wouldn't want it to come up as they're bought off.