Showdown looms in House on measure to end military’s NASCAR sponsorships

June 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) this week struck back at a measure ending the military’s sponsorship of NASCAR, setting the stage for a showdown on the House floor next month.

McKeon raised a point of order against a provision in the Defense appropriations bill that would kill military sponsorships of NASCAR and other sporting events. And the Rules Committee decided Thursday to allow a vote on the House floor to strip it from the bill.

McKeon had to object to the provision because it passed the full Appropriations Committee — something that failed to happen for a similar measure in committee and on the House floor in 2011.

One big difference: Last year’s NASCAR amendment was pushed by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), but this time around she was joined by a Tea Party Republican, Rep. Jack Kingston (Ga.). Kingston voted for McCollum’s amendment in 2011, but now he’s leading the charge and trying to convince members in his party that the idea is a good one.

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  1. billy2 says:

    this is why one never boo’s a dictators wife

  2. mesaman says:

    We must show respect, even when we choke on it. “That really is good moose poop pie, Mr President”.

  3. jammer says:

    It is the dictator’s intent, to demoralize the military, so he can justify his Brown Shirts that are specified in obamacare. he ignores the military whenever possible. He is forcing them to pay more for medical insurance. he is working demoralizing them from many angles. When he declares “Martial Law”, the more demoralized the military is, the more assured he is, that they will fire on fellow citizens.

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