House Republicans apparently passed an amendment to an appropriations bill last week which would prohibit the Department of Energy from doing something they have no control over.
They voted overwhelmingly Thursday to bar the Energy Department from blocking approval of offshore-drilling permits. But there’s just one thing: The Energy Department doesn’t regulate drilling. The Interior Department does.
The prohibition on the Energy Department regulating something that it doesn’t regulate came via Republican Rep. Steve Stockman’s amendment to a wider department spending bill, which also passed Thursday.
No word on whether Steve “If Babies Had Guns” Stockman’s amendment came from one of those chain emails he’s been spamming his colleagues with.
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