Taxpayers advocates said the change isn’t surprising.
“The NDIC vote didn’t really surprise me, because its greatest patron isn’t there anymore,” said Steve Ellis, a vice president at Taxpayers for Common Sense.
He said freshman lawmakers appeared to be perfectly at ease in voting down leaders’ priorities, and without the power to dole out earmarks, the leaders didn’t have the tools to bargain with those junior members.
© Copyright 2013 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
Stephen Dinan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A mother of three and a passionate conservative, Shirley Husar changes the game.
Political satirist and Christian apologist Bob Siegel discusses religion and politics.
Columns from Voices around the World talking about the events, people, politics and social issues that concern us wherever, and whoever, we are.
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall