Rep. Dan Lungren wasn't in Tampa as other members of the GOP gathered for the Republican National Convention last month.
Now, the Gold River Republican is part of a bipartisan push to ensure taxpayer cash skips out on the quadrennial political conventions, too.
Lungren voted aye this week on federal legislation to prohibit the use of public funds for the national nominating conventions, which are currently partially subsidized by taxpayers who elect to send some of their own tax dollars to a public campaign financing fund.
The Associated Press quoted Lungren as calling the events ""weeklong televised movie sets and almost entirely symbolic."
"American taxpayers should not be subsidizing political party conventions," he said.