In “I cannot stand you useless, spiteful, do nothing House Republicans” news, the House Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill last Wednesday that seeks to tighten travel restrictions to Cuba, following Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s headline generating visit to the communist country earlier in the year.
Like, do these clowns not realize we’re heading toward a clear heel and scrapple economy? Shouldn’t they be opening up travel and move on to something more important like crawling out of women’s vaginas and pushing a jobs bill?
“This is the Jay-Z, Beyoncé Bill,” Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.), a member of the House Appropriations Committee who opposes the provision, told POLITICO. “Absolutely [it’s a response to the trip], and it’s playing to the audience in Miami” — a reference to opponents of relaxing economic and diplomatic relations with the island country.
The provision is part of a larger $17 billion financial services spending bill that funds the operations of several agencies, including the Treasury Department, which approved the cultural trip that included Jay-Z and Beyoncé. The department has said it approves the trips based on their itinerary and not the specific travelers.
Panel Republicans said that’s too broad a policy and in response the spending would restrict travel to Cuba to educational exchanges involving academic study related to a degree program. So unless Jay-Z and Beyoncé are earning a degree — the Treasury Department wouldn’t have been able to approve their trip.
The “Jay-Z, Beyoncé Bill?” These are the types of laws our tax dollars are going towards? GTFOH.