Today’s vote in the House of Representatives on H.R. 459, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act reminds Granite Staters of Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter turning her back on New Hampshire to follow former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and party leadership.
In June of 2009, Congresswoman Shea-Porter surprised many Granite Staters when she cosponsored the 111th Congress’ version of H.R. 459, H.R. 1207 - the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HR01207:@@@P).
Then, on June 30, 2010, virtually the same legislation was offered as a motion to recommit the full Federal Reserve audit to theWall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009. Despite her cosponsoring the original legislation a year prior, Congresswoman Shea-Porter bowed to partisan pressure from Speaker Pelosi and voted “nay” helping to defeat it (http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll412.xml). Congressman Paul Hodes (D, NH-02) in fact joined with over a score of moderate Democrats and voted “yea” on the motion.
More information about the vote in 2010 can be found here: (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=63c_1278503164).
Guinta spokesman Derek Dufresne released the following statement:
“The record of broken promises from Congresswoman Shea-Porter is endless. Today’s vote on the same legislation she flip-flopped on last Congress reminds Granite Staters that the Congresswoman’s partisan allegiance to Nancy Pelosi supersedes her promises to those she was elected to represent.
“New Hampshire deserves a representative who brings Granite State common sense to Capitol Hill; not a Congresswoman who says one thing to get elected and does another when pressured by party leaders.”