Yesterday the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) unveiled their latest entries into the House Republicans Hypocrisy Hall of Fame . This "honor" is given to Republicans that have been caught trying to celebrate the benefits of projects that they opposed in President Obama's recovery bill, the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill, and the Omnibus Public Land Management Act. Wisconsin's very own Representative Tom Petri has now officially joined that "distinguished" list of 67 Republicans. Here is the actual citation from the DCCC:
Representative Tom Petri (WI-06) - Representative Petri is a "strong supporter of the allocation" of $754,000 to restore and maintain navigable channels in the Two Rivers harbor, as "maintaining navigable waters in the area is essential for the local economy." [Manitowoc Herald Times; 2/27/09] Representative Petri voted against the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations bill.
Congratulations to the hypocrite inductee from Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District!