Monday, December 5, 2011

Lankford Wants Congressional Changes

From The Hill ~ Like many of his freshman peers, Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) is concerned about the federal deficit, unfunded mandates to states and the implications of 2009’s healthcare overhaul.

He also wants to require a two-year budget, prohibit government shutdowns and recast the entire committee system.

That last idea is “semi-revolutionary,” he admits — especially coming from a freshman with no previous political experience — but Lankford says observers should not be surprised.

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