She is well aware of the rip off aspect: face to face discussions with her district director indicate he is highly knowledgeable about the scam... so it's likely Herrera knows about it as well.
The question is: why hasn't she DONE anything about it?
Her ignorance is legendary: when she was parachuted back here for her worthless tenure to run for congress, her most used phrase in front of the already-decided commissioners (thanks to Marc Boldt) was "I would pretend to presume to know."
So now, not having done a damned thing in the 2 years she wasted on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee where she easily could have killed the federal funding for the CRC, she now gets to expand her worthless incompetence on Appropriations.
Want some pork? Bring a checkbook to one of her coffees.
You'll be good to go.
She will be the only House member from Washington state to serve on the Appropriations CommitteeIf only we had a REAL representative in Congress.
By Stevie Mathieu
Columbian staff writer
Friday, November 30, 2012
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, was picked by House Republicans to served on the coveted Appropriations Committee, which oversees federal discretionary spending, according to a news release.
She will be one of two members of Congress from Washington to serve on an appropriations committee. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee and chairs its transportation subcommittee.
"I'll work to make sure that important Southwest Washington priorities are adequately funded," Herrera Beutler said in the release. "From this committee, I can make sure federal agencies are being accountable to citizens, to help curb excess and job-harming federal regulations, and ensure we're spending at a responsible level that allows our economy to recover."
According to House rules, lawmakers on the Appropriations Committee can't serve on any other committees, Herrera Beutler's spokesman, Casey Bowman, said Friday. Herrera Beutler will give up her seats on the Small Business Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
"The change in committees will not reduce (Herrera Beutler's) ability to work on transportation or small business issues, since the Appropriations Committee determines the annual spending levels for the agencies under the jurisdictions of the Transportation and Small Business Committees," according to the news release.