Rep. Harris has just joined us. She followed up on Conaway’s remarks on lobbying by adding, “I’m from the Sunshine state; transparency is important.” On earmarks, “I would be delighted to show my earmarks. Its difficult to get the media’s attention about the good that we’re doing in my district. In my first term is was $50 million. There are two priorities: first reduce spending but if there is going to be spending, we want a say in how its spent; we know better than the bureaucrats.
On energy she remarked about the importance of alternative fuels and remarked that their is a slaughterhouse in her district which is powered by–get this–cow maneuer.