December 2nd, 2010 5:33 pm | by HANK STERN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics

Why Greg Walden Agrees With Peter DeFazio

Greg Walden

A couple weeks ago, we mentioned how Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and House Majority Leader-to-be Eric Cantor (R-.Va.) may have found a rare bit of common cause in their mutual annoyance with Congress wasting its time on meaningless resolutions to honor sports champions.

The Washington Post reports that Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) is also tired of these meaningless resolutions.

The Post quotes Walden saying today that, "If Americans knew we spent this week honoring and saluting golf legend Chi-Chi Rodriguez and commending the city of Jacksonville, Arkansas, while their taxes are about to go up and our national debt is exploding, they'd send us all packing ... This is not the work that the American people sent us here to do."


Now perhaps Walden and Congress will have more time to turn their attention to extending unemployment benefits for people who have been out of work for a long time.

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