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Rep. Justin Amash Responds To Losing Seat On Budget Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – In what is described as “a small purge” has apparently taken place among Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives.

As a result, Rep. Justin Amash, who represents Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District in Washington, has been ousted from his seat on the House Budget Committee, according to the Roll Call, which covers government. Other members of the Budget Committee and the Financial Services Committee were also removed.

“It seems to me that the most likely reason I was removed was because I actually reflect the views of the public. I’ve always been independent, people like that about me, people respect that, and I think that’s what we need in Congress,” Amash said.

The move was seen as part of an effort by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to decrease the influence of very conservative members who occasionally refuse to vote with the Republican majority, not to be in line with liberals but rather because the majority was not conservative enough.

“When you look at the budget committee, I voted with the Republican side 95 percent of the time, and apparently the 5 percent of the time that I’ve had independent views or voted with the democrats is unacceptable to the leadership team…. that should serve as a message to everyone at home what kind of  a problem we have here in Washington DC,” Amash said.

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4 Comments to “Rep. Justin Amash Responds To Losing Seat On Budget Committee”

    WhitefishPt said:
    December 4, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    This is a shame. I have been a member of the GOP for 38 years. But no longer can I tolerate this foolishness.

    Karen Messick said:
    December 4, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    Wow! Mr. Amash truly believes he’s representing what the public wants? That distortion of reality is the real reason we have problems in Washington. I’m very happy to hear the Republicans are starting to take the party back to a place of reason and bipartisanship. It’s about time!

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