Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, March 04, 2018

A House committee voted Tuesday to pass a resolution that would allow members to pay for bulletproof vests and security personnel using taxpayer funds. The House Administration Committee passed the measure by voice vote, amending the Members' Congressional Handbook to define bulletproof vests for members as a "reimbursable" expense. The amendment allows members to use taxpayer dollars to hire security personnel for events like town halls, to accompany them "during the performance of their official duties" or to be stationed at their district offices. The resolution defines "security enhancements" like bulletproof glass for district offices as not reimbursable, but says that the costs can be incorporated into the monthly rent of the office. The new resolution comes amid a national conversation on safety and security in public spaces, namely schools, after a shooting at a Florida high school earlier this month.





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Furlough the secret service and get rid of every metal detector on Capitol Hill and I promise you there will be sweeping gun reform in the US.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-03-04 10:34 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

They are protecting themselves from the distopia they have created for the unwashed and unprotected masses.

Then they protected themselves financially, from so much as having to bear the expense of bulletproofing themselves.

The Republican dream is now down to "Bullet proof vests for us, weapons of war for everybody, and let 2nd amendment reign supreme over all other amendments which protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

WTG Repubies. Always looking out for 'The American People".

They have traded the safety and security of the American People for free personal body armor and bags blood money from Gun Makers gun pimps.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-03-04 11:24 AM | Reply

Somehow still no money for schools and social services.

#3 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-03-04 02:11 PM | Reply

They want us to kill ourselves

--Laurence Fishburne, Boyz N the Hood

#4 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-03-04 10:01 PM | Reply

In related news, Putin announced they have developed new bullets which can penetrate any shield. He warned the west not to pursue this. People said "hooey" and said "okay, if you insist ".

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-03-04 11:17 PM | Reply

^ *he said

#6 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-03-04 11:32 PM | Reply

What does it say about us to have elected such a hideous collection of douche bags to govern u?.

#7 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-03-04 11:52 PM | Reply

I hate it when my best jokes are ruined by typoes.

#8 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-03-05 11:20 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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