Tuesday :: Aug 29, 2006

Paying Lip Service to National Security

by soccerdad

As we all know, Rove's game plan is to, among other things, paint Democrats as weak on security. But what are the Republicans really doing. Yesterday via UPI.

A strange paradox has emerged in the 2006 U.S. midterm elections: The GOP is running on security issues, but it won't fast track security bills in Congress


Yet experts have noted that a large number of important bills widely regarded as crucial for beefing up U.S. homeland security in critical areas were left languishing in Congress for weeks and even months before the summer recess.


On Aug. 3, Chris Strom noted in Congress Daily that the conflicting versions of U.S. Senate and House of Representatives legislation on at least four major homeland security areas remained unresolved. Congressional conferences to reconcile the different versions of these important pieces of legislation have been delayed until the fall and months of delays have accrued on them.

"The House and Senate have yet to go to conference on several major pieces of legislation, including port security, chemical security, reorganizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency and an authorization bill for the Homeland Security Department," Strom wrote

We've known about this lack of commitment for a long time. Why can't this be used as a real issue against the Repubs. I just don't get it.

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