While there is this almost cult like caucus in the House to cut every penny as always they graciously have made an exception for LGBT Americans. Refusing to grant relief to Hurricane Sandy victims after the Fiscal Cliff vote, they found time to appropriate $2 million more to fund lawyers to fight DOMA in the Supreme Court.
The Huffington Post reported this morning:
- A spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday slammed Republicans for taking "the extraordinary measure" of using the opening day rules package of the new Congress to authorize themselves to keep defending DOMA.
"Today, House Republicans will send a clear message to LGBT families: their fiscal responsibility mantra does not extend to their efforts to stand firmly on the wrong side of the future," said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill.
Hammill also noted that the rules package "for the first time" explicitly states that BLAG speaks for the full House on DOMA matters -- something he said is definitely not the case.
"As House Democrats have time and time again made clear, the BLAG does not speak for all Members of the House of Representatives and we will continue to oppose this wasteful use of taxpayer funds to defend DOMA," he said