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House votes to cut DOJ salaries in response to Fast & Furious stonewalling

It’s about time, folks. Hit ’em where it hurts: in the pocketbook.

In response to more than a year of Justice Department stonewalling Congress and the American people on Operation Fast and Furious, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed by voice vote an amendment cutting Justice Department salaries until they fully answer questions on the failed gunwalking program. Oversight Committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-4) sponsored the amendment, which cuts $1,000,000 from the Justice Department’s General Administration fund and is part of the FY 2013 DoJ Appropriation.

Last week, Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa circulated a briefing paper and draft contempt of Congress resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder for refusing to cooperate with the investigation of deadly Operation Fast and Furious. Learn more about the investigation at

Funds cut would come from the DOJ’s General Administration.

Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks

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