(National Review) Speaking on the House floor on Thursday, Loony Liberal Lefty Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) stood up for some most important ‘victims’ of Congressional gridlock, Children’s Birthday Parties and Comedians.
Discussing a bill to continue the federal government’s sales from the Natl Helium Reserve Johnson said, “…Imagine Mr Speaker, a world without balloons.”
Today, according to The Wall Street Journal the House of Representatives on a vote of 394-1 passed legislation to stop the closure of the Texas based Federal Helium Reserve which contains a 1/3 of the worlds helium supply.
The Federal Helium Reserve was created after World War 1 when we imagined a world where blimps would be the future of air travel and vital to our national security.
Its good that Congress before their recess next week took care of this impending crisis, what would happen to our nation without federal supplies of helium to fill all of those blimps that our nations commerce and commercial passenger aviation relies.