Posted on November 12, 2010
By Geoff Holtzman
A pair of resolutions to be introduced by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) when Congress returns next week has garnered even support from a group of longtime and newly-elected Republicans.
The resolutions, to oppose the creation of new entitlement programs and the passage of any unfunded mandates, appears to represent a common ground of agreement between the party’s so-called ‘establishment’ and its new coalition of ‘Tea Party’ conservatives.
According to Alexander, the list of co-sponsors on at least one of the two resolutions includes Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), John Risch (R-Idaho), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).