Report: House committee holds a secret meeting
Alan Brody of The Gazzette reports this morning that the House Judiciary Committee held a closed-door meeting with federal officials for a briefing on the Real ID Act. The story quotes several Republicans questioning the need for holding the briefing behind closed doors, particularly based on what Brody describes as the extraordinary lengths the committee went to in an effort to avoid having a quorum and triggering a mandatory open meeting: When a new Democrat arrived, a Republican was asked to leave, Brody reports.
Republicans in Annapolis often feel left out of things, but that, if true, would be extremely unusual. Furthermore, given the passions that surround Real ID on both sides of the issue, it's surprising that no one made more of a stink to hold the briefing in the open. If anyone knows more about this, please write in.