Monday, October 06, 2008
Where Was Walberg?
UPDATE: Mystery solved. An anonymous commenter says:
As much as it pains me to give Tim Walberg credit for anything, he was attending a funeral service for his father-in-law in Arkansas on those dates.To Congressman Walberg and his wife, I'm very sorry for your loss.
To everyone else, disregard the question below. It wasn't meant to imply any malfeasance, and, as we now know, it was perfectly appropriate for Congressman Walberg to be absent.
I've been sifting through Congressman Walberg's voting record from the last month or so, and I noticed something that strikes me as odd. It might be perfectly innocent. I'm just curious if anyone out there has an answer.
On September 15 and 16, Walberg didn't cast any votes in the House of Representatives. Many of the votes he missed were procedural, but he missed votes on the passage of a student loan bill, two resolutions honoring the military (here and here), and on an energy bill that would allow drilling for oil on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Since Congressman Walberg has generally been good about showing up for votes (11 of his 22 missed votes came during those two days), and since he's always eager to vote for drilling for oil, it struck me as odd that he missed all of those votes. Now, it could be (and probably is) something innocent, like, he was sick, or there was a family emergency, or something like that.
But I'm just curious-- does anyone know where Tim Walberg was for those two days? Did I miss some big protest that only he and eight other congressmen took part in? What kept him out of the House?
As much as it pains me to give Tim Walberg credit for anything, he was attending a funeral service for his father-in-law in Arkansas on those dates.Post a Comment
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