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By John McAfee
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Robert B. Aderholt
The Department of Homeland Security began work in 2007 on a program to secure the nation's chemical plants from terrorist attack. But 4½ years and nearly a half-billion dollars later, there is little to show for it.
A House panel on Tuesday proposed $1 billion in emergency disaster relief money to ensure that aid to tornado and flood victims in the South and Midwest doesn't run dry.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and congressional Democrats and have launched an assault on House Republicans' plans for spending cuts this year, saying they would slash vital programs protecting the nation's borders, airports and computer networks.
After watching Republicans use immigration to attack their priorities for the past two years, Democrats are turning the table, saying congressional Republicans' spending-cuts bill would slice money from border fencing and could scuttle much of President Obama's Border Patrol surge.
Even though the measure passed Congress without a single dissenting vote, President Obama this week spotted potentially nefarious side effects in an arcane bill to rewrite rules on notarized documents, issuing only the second veto of his presidency Thursday.
A group of lawmakers yesterday introduced legislation that would allow consumers to block unwanted channels and be reimbursed their cost, arguing that cable television subscribers should not be required to pay for channels they find offensive.
Cruise missiles are not a strategy," said Rep. Robert B. Aderholt, Alabama Republican.
Rep. Robert B. Aderholt, Alabama Republican, has called on the Government Accountability Office, Congress' investigative arm, to look into the program.