Perhaps they were tired of nonbinding resolutions. Or maybe the oceans don’t seem all that important when you live in Kansas. But given the concern about the Gulf oil spill, it was odd that Reps. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, Jerry Moran, R-Hays, and Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, were among only 44 House members who voted against a resolution recognizing June 8 as World Ocean Day. Then again, World Ocean Day was by designated by the United Nations, and supporting something associated with the United Nations may not fit with the lawmakers’ efforts to appear as ultraconservative as possible.
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