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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Tea Party favorite, worked to weaken the bill by removing important bipartisan provisions regarding lobbyists dealing on insider knowledge called “political intelligence” and Members of Congress who directly enrich themselves through legislation.
Dold and Walsh’s fellow Republican, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), called the House GOP moves “astonishing and extremely disappointing” in a statement this week.
“While both Republicans and Democrats are panning these efforts to make Congressional oversight weaker, I am confident that should endorsed Democrats with solid military bona fides like John Tree and Tammy Duckworth be elected in November these types of smoke-filled, back-room shenanigans would no longer be tolerated,” said Rob Nesvacil, president of the Wheeling Township Democrats. “Sadly, both Dold and Walsh have proven time and again that they are all too comfortable with this sort of duplicitous malarkey which only serves to further decay Americans’ trust in the Tea Party-filled House.”