Congressman Honda Wants Hearing on Rising Cost of DOMA Defense

Written by scott on October 19th, 2011

Defense of Marriage ActMike Honda, a Democrat representing California’s Silicon Valley, wants a House hearing to address the rapidly rising price tag for keeping the Defense of Marriage Act alive — where legal bills could now total $1.5 million.

Honda is a ranking member of the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee. In a letter sent yesterday to the Subcommittee’s Chairman — Ander Crenshaw (R-Florida) — Honda asked for a hearing so the American people can understand why the House is spending taxpayers’ money on the defense of DOMA.

Initially, House leadership agreed to spend no more than $500,000 on legal services for DOMA. The House general counsel upped that amount to $750,000, then said up to $1.5 million can be spent with written consent.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Josh says:

    Dear goodness,, just think how that money could be better used. DOMA has to fall so why are they delaying.

  2. steven says:

    Mike Honda asked for a hearing why the House is spending taxpayers’ money on the defense of DOMA.Spent up to $1.5 million.I fill they should be held accountable and have to pay every dime back from there pockets and have to step down. but as to history there may be a hearing but like wall street and the banks nothing will come of it just a little noise then under the rug it will go.As long as our government sees big buisness as people and keep allowing lobbiet and big buisness (so called people) to pay high amounts of money i call bribe we will never get our america as it was to be.and the 99 0/0 will just have to keep paying high prices for allowing this all to happen and doing nothing to make sure they are held accountable.

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