The Prowler item on the main page today notes the conflict between House Minority Leader John Boehner and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor over abolishing the House Republican Policy Committee. Since the news broke, there have been several stories about the role the incumbent policy committee chairman, Thaddeus McCotter, has played in pushing for the group’s abolition.
At issue is the $400,000 taxpayers provide to fund the committee’s work. McCotter and other Republicans are arguing that giving that money back would set a good example for the much broader austerity moves that need to be made throughout the federal budget. I profiled McCotter in the December/January issue of the print magazine.