Campaign 2010

Mar 25, 2009

Representative Rehberg Opposes Own Legislation Huh?

 

 

Cementing his position in the Hypocrisy Hall of Fame, today Representative Denny Rehberg actually voted against his own legislation.

 

It's true.  When the House of Representatives considered the omnibus lands legislation today, including a measure that Representative Rehberg introduced, he opposed the package.  [Roll Call Vote, 3/25/2009]

 

"Not only did Representative Rehberg oppose a bill that would create two million new acres of protected wilderness and aid local economic development, he did it in the most hypocritical way possible - by voting against a bill he introduced," said Andy Stone, Western Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  "That's hardly leadership Montanans can count on."

 

Background

 

The following Representative Rehberg-sponsored bill was incorporated into H.R. 146, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act:

 

  • H.R. 3702, Montana Cemetery Act of 2008
    • To direct the Secretary of Agriculture to convey certain land in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana, to Jefferson County, Montana, for use as a cemetery.

 

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