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At Least a Few in Congress Care

The front-page of this morning’s Washington Times reported on the formation of a new Congressional caucus – Reagan21. According to the newspaper:

“Capitol Hill Republicans are invoking former President Ronald Reagan in their latest effort to strengthen their party's conservative credentials, forming a new caucus whose members must pledge to support limited government and to restore ethics in Washington.”

Every member of the House and Senate is eligible to join the group, but:

“lawmakers' memberships can be revoked if they are not actively promoting the group's agenda.”

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) was quick to note that “Republicans talk about fiscal restraint but don't have the record to back it up.”

With a membership that includes Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Jim DeMint (R-SC), and Representatives Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and John Shadegg (R-AZ) perhaps there is indeed hope that Reagan21 can help bring some fiscal restraint to a Congress where spending is out of control.


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