Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Score another one for the Sane Republican!

Go get em, Shays! Always good to see members of the House doing their jobs!

Lawmakers, Including Republicans, Criticize Pentagon on Disputed Billing by Halliburton
Kate Falkenberg/European Pressphoto Agency

Published: June 22, 2005
WASHINGTON, June 21 - Republicans joined longtime Democratic critics in Congress on Tuesday to berate the Pentagon for withholding information about the Halliburton Corporation's disputed billing under a $2.5 billion contract for Iraqi oil site repairs and fuel imports.
Saying the Pentagon is acting as if "it has something to hide,"

Representative Christopher Shays, Republican of Connecticut, said at a hearing that he would support issuing a subpoena to the Pentagon next week if the administration did not provide long-requested documents relating to the contract, which was awarded to Halliburton in early 2003 without competition.

Mr. Shays is chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations, which held the hearing.

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