Republican Rep. Deborah Pryce is trying to run away from her record. As the fourth ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, she is in there making decisions and following the agenda set forth by President Bush and Karl Rove. Pryce has always been a Republican and votes in lockstep with her party. No matter what she says, she supports this administration's economic plans, the "stay the course" plan for Iraq, the backroom deals with lobbyists and special interest groups, and tax cuts for the rich.
Today Pryce talked about her support for stem cell research. Fine. However, that is only one issue. It doesn't change the fact that she has not brought jobs back to her district, and that she got money from energy PACs/lobbyists while we pump gas into our cars at the highest prices in American history.
Here are some of Pryce's key votes from the Washington Post:
6/16/06 Vote 288: H RES 861:
This vote pledged support for the War in Iraq and rejected a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troop. Pryce voted yes.
5/10/06 Vote 135: H R 4297:
Extended the Bush tax cuts. Pryce voted yes.
7/28/05 Vote 445: H R 6:
Offered tax breaks and incentives in what supporters said was an effort to spur oil and gas companies to provide innovative ways to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil, conserve resources and reduce pollution. Pryce voted yes. (Translation: Tax cuts for oil companies)
3/21/05 Vote 90: S 686: Gave federal courts jurisdiction in the Terri Schiavo dispute. Pryce voted yes. (Translation: In making life and death decisions, do you want people like Ralph Reed, Tom DeLay, Deborah Pryce, and other Republicans interfering with your decisions?)