Freshman Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) says he’s the latest GOP lawmaker to face retaliation for bucking leadership last month and opposing a key procedural vote on major trade legislation.
In a letter obtained by The Hill, Mooney questioned why Rep. Tom Reed (R.N.Y.) deliberately excluded him as a co-sponsor of a bill to help Medicare-eligible diabetes patients gain coverage for glucose monitors.
“I understand that you and other supporters of the [diabetes bill] are concerned about having me as a cosponsor because I voted against … the rule on the Trade Promotion Authority legislation last month,” Mooney wrote in the letter. “I think it is important that Members of Congress be allowed to vote with their conscience without it negatively impacting our ability to work together.
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