NRCC - Paul Hodes Votes Again to Gut Intelligence Funding

Dems Try Again to Fund Murtha’s “Boondoggle” Earmark and Divert Intel Funds to Monitor Climate Change

Washington– Rep. Paul Hodes (NH-02) cast yet another vote that compromises America’s national security and adds to his increasingly liberal voting record. In a weak attempt to distract voters from their negligence to renew the Protect America Act, Hodes voted in lock-step with the liberal Democrat leadership to fund duplicitous pet projects over critical human intelligence programs.

Hodes chose for the second time to gut human intelligence funding and instead stuff the Intelligence Authorization bill chock full of pet projects, including Jack Murtha’s “boondoggle” earmark, and a funding mandate to monitor climate change as potential “security threat” (House Roll Call 117).

Ignoring a recent Gallup Poll, which ranks Iraq and terrorism and national security as the top two issues on the minds of Americans, Paul Hodes continues to abdicate his duty to protect the American people and instead supported yet another attempt by the Democrats to block the bipartisan Senate bill to renew the Protect America Act (House Roll Call 116).

The longer Paul Hodes is in Washington, DC, the more liberal his voting record becomes. Hodes made a joke of national security by voting to divert taxpayer money away from critical legislation that would fund America’s human intelligence programs, instead using it to fund boondoggle pet projects,” said NRCC spokesman Ken Spain. “Twenty-four days and counting, Hodes is still putting the security of his constituents at grave risk as he continues to do the bidding of the Democrat majority and their dangerous national security agenda.”

When will Paul Hodes fulfill his duty to protect Americans from real threats and quit playing games with our national security?