Letter to the editor: Berg votes the way his party bosses tell him toEric Cantor, one of the top guys in all of Congress, just said that the U.S. House of Representatives is done legislating for the year.
By: Ron Huff , The Jamestown Sun
Eric Cantor, one of the top guys in all of Congress, just said that the U.S. House of Representatives is done legislating for the year. Apparently, if nothing passes, Republicans like Cantor think they can blame the president and get away with it.
While the House refuses to work, there are important bills that must be passed this year. The Senate has passed a bipartisan Violence Against Women Act that the House has ignored. The Senate is working on passing a Farm Bill that the House already says won’t go anywhere. And the Senate also passed a bipartisan transportation bill that is critical for this country, which won’t see the light of day thanks to Cantor and House Republicans.
This should be the perfect time for Rick Berg to show his boss, Cantor, that not working for the rest of the year isn’t the “North Dakota way,” right?
Wrong. Berg hasn’t done anything to get these bills passed. Instead, he’s been tied to the hip of Cantor, Paul Ryan and John Boehner since he got elected. Apparently, when he has a choice between doing things the “North Dakota way” and voting the way his party bosses tell him, doing things the bosses’ way wins out every time.