It's a nasty fight for the Chairmanship of the House Appropriations Committee. Yesterday, candidates, including ranking member Jerry Lewis of Redlands, made their pitch to the GOP brass about why they should get the job. The challenge for all is to prove to their Republican compadres that even though they are on the House committee that spends money, they will be able to resist the temptation to do just that.
In his presentation to the GOP steering committee, which chooses the new chairmen, Lewis came up with more than a hundred billion dollars in cuts to various federal programs...including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Also on the list: AmeriCorps, food stamps, and the EPA dollars to fight climate change.