Dave Reichert once again votes to enlarge the size of the federal government....Are we sure he's really a republican?? I think he's a donkey dressed in elephant clothing. He voted YES to the House ROAM Act...see details below.
Galloping to the aid of the nation's wild horses and burros, the House voted Friday to rescue them. But the effort may get penned up in the Senate. The bill passed the House, 239-185, with Republican opponents arguing that it underscored wrongheaded Democratic priorities by focusing on animals instead of people at a time when the nation's unemployment rate is approaching double digits. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that enacting the Restore our American Mustangs Act would cost about $200 million over the next five years. Currently, the wild herds roam over about 33 million acres of Western land. To comply with the bill, the Bureau of Land Management would need to find an additional 20 million acres, primarily after 2013, at a cost of up to $500 million, according the CBO.