July 11th- from www.redstate.com by Rep. Kay Granger
The most ridiculous moments came today during an Appropriations Committee mark-up when Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) offered an amendment that raised concern about pet cats in public housing facilities that are being declawed.
Here's the actual language of the amendment offered by Rep. Kaptur:
"The Committee is concerned about reports that some Public Housing Authorities are requiring residents to declaw their pet cats, although HUD regulations do not contain such a requirement. Declawing is a painful procedure for pets which is almost never medically or behaviorally necessary. The Committee urges HUD to notify all PHAs that declawing is not required in public housing under HUD policy. The Committee further encourages HUD to consider adding an additional provision to section 960.707 (c) that would prohibit PHAs from requiring declawing."
The Committee actually spent time debating whether cats in public housing should or shouldn't be declawed.
This is not what the American people send us up here to do.
But hey, who says the Democrats aren't doing anything?Posted by John425 at July 12, 2007 08:17 AM | Email This