House Republicans have approved increased spending for the legal defense of DOMA for a third time, surpassing the previous spending cap of $2 million.
WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders have signed on to spend up to $3 million to keep defending the Defense of Marriage Act in court, according to a copy of their newly revised legal contract obtained by The Huffington Post. [...]
On Jan. 4, Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.), who chairs the House Administration Committee, signed a revised contract with Bancroft LLC that increases the spending cap to $3 million to allow Bancroft attorneys to keep defending DOMA in various court cases. The revised contract also bears the signatures of Bancroft partner Paul Clement and Kerry Kircher, general counsel for the House of Representatives.
Won't a government shutdown threaten the GOP's rigorous defense of DOMA? How will we pay Paul Clement?
Will DOMA spending be exempt from Rep. Marsha Blackburn's plan to only shut down certain parts of the government?