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Honda Calls for Hearing on Republican’s Legal Tab of $1.5m Spend to Defend Discriminatory Law

October 19, 2011
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WASHINGTON DC – Today, US Congressman Mike Honda (CA-15), Ranking Member of the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee, sent a letter to the Subcommittee’s Chairman calling for a hearing to shine light on the House Republican Leadership’s irresponsible, backdoor use of taxpayer money to pay the private law firm Bancroft PLLC to represent the House in support of the constitutionally-questionable Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  After having Bancroft PLLC blow through the original cap of half a million dollars, the House Republican Leadership recently modified the contract, likely tripling the cost for the American taxpayer to $1.5 million.  During a time of professed fiscal responsibility, the House Republican Leadership has chosen to continue to spend taxpayer money to protect discrimination through a process that has lacked any semblance of transparency.

via Rep Honda Calls for Hearing on Republican Leadership’s Legal Tab of $1.5m in Taxpayer Money to Defend Discriminatory DOMA Practices.

  1. Diana
    October 30, 2011 at 12:02 am

    DOMA should not be repealed! The voters passed the yes on Prop 8. Senator Boehner is correct. Everybody that watched the 2011 Golden Globes saw the Yes on Prop 8 live. Now how is this even possible considering that he supposedly died in the year 1995. Because he has an imaginary friend. It is certainly ironic that they are having the hearing on November 3rd. That was his birthday! He told me that you cannot marry an AKA! Will the politicans please sign the petition to help reward him a well deserved BAFTA? His initials are JB and he is not Jerry Brown!

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