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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:03 PM

Kansas congressman loses key committee posts

Source: KMBC-TV

Kansas congressman loses key committee posts
KMBC-TV
updated 2 hours 4 minutes ago

A member of the Kansas congressional delegation has lost much of his power to affect the fiscal cliff negotiations.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp was removed from the House Budget Committee and the House Agriculture Committee because, he said, he didn't vote often enough with his fellow Republicans.

Huelskamp is a strong conservative and said he thinks leaders aren't sure they can depend on him voting in line with his party. He blasted the decision at the conservative Heritage Foundation.

"What this sends is a message that dissent will not be tolerated, especially from conservatives," he said. "It must be out of favor now."

Huelskamp's removal from the House Agriculture Committee marks the first time in 150 years that the committee hasn't had a Kansan.

Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50093622/ns/local_news-kansas_city_mo/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:05 PM

1. I heard him whining about it on NPR on my way home from work yesterday

 

No great loss.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:14 PM

2. Maybe they could put him on the Health Committee

since he's so familiar with the

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:22 PM

3. Boner is trying to clear out the 'baggers. He's had it with the crazy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:05 PM

4. "Dissent will not be tolerated, esp. by conservatives"...You're finally figuring that out.....DUH!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:21 AM

5. "What this sends is a message that dissent will not be tolerated, especially from conservatives,"

Ahhh the irony.....A Teabagger complaining about tolerance.....A Teabagger who demands their Representatives walk in lock-step or be Primaried......

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:24 PM

6. yes, Mr Huelskamp,

conservatism is out of favor now. deal with it.

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