GOP Senate retirements could spell trouble for future assignments
Britt’s campaign did not respond to requests for comment, though her close ties to Shelby suggest she could join the ranks of Republicans seeking assignments. Brooks did not seek assignments and voted against the non-defense portion of the fiscal year 2022 omnibus in March.
“As is so often the case, our bipartisan, debt-addicted ‘leaders’ are demanding that Congress approve spending bills full of pet bills, hog barrel appropriations and government programs. swelled days before a funding deadline,” Brooks said in a statement. at the time.
Swansong in Missouri?
Blunt requested $685 million for fiscal year 2023, including $65 million for a project to “uncover” four blocks off Interstate 670 in Kansas City “to create an enhanced green mobility hub for multimodal transport options, access to regional employment, green and healthy living space, private development and climate-sensitive design. Blunt is the top Republican for Senate appropriations for Labor, HHS and Education.
It’s unclear whether Blunt’s successor will be as supportive of assignments. Campaign staff for former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who is leading in recent polls, did not respond to request for comment; he introduces himself as an “America First” alien and refers to Washington as a “swamp”, similar to the Anti-Assignment Crusaders.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who ranks second or third behind Greitens in recent polls, opposes the postings, according to his campaign.