There are two hearings being held in the U.S. House of Representatives today. Though they’re not arranged to be related to each other, upon a moment’s reflection, the connection is quite clear.
At 3:00 PM, the House Armed Services Committee will hold a “Panel on Business Challenges within the Defense Industry, Doing Business with DOD”. There will be no soldiers or military officers testifying at this hearing, just two members of military contracting businesses and a government bureaucrat whose job it is to help corporations make profitable connections within the Department of Defense.
Following that first hearing, at 5:00 PM, the Committee on Rules will meet to discuss a resolution that expresses “disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit”.
Perhaps if Congress and the Department of Defense were not so busy creating opportunities for corporations, the President of the United States might not need to increase the debt limit.