Monday, May 01, 2006

Advances Against Earmarks

I don't much like Novack, but this information hasn't been seen elsewhere so it's worth the link.
Though obscured by the complexities of legislation, reformers trying to rein in congressional spending excesses scored signal victories in the House and Senate in the same hour late Thursday afternoon.

In the process, chairmen of the House and Senate Appropriations committees suffered humiliating defeats. In the House, Chairman Jerry Lewis bowed to Republican leaders to reform runaway earmark spending. In the Senate, Chairman Thad Cochran lost an effort to stop Sen. Tom Coburn's crusade against earmarks.

Not really complete, but there is a start. I'm getting tired of the political jousting on this. Especially by the likes of Lewis. The only valid point that I see from Lewis is that the reform of earmarks should be related to all legislation, not just appropriations. Damn right.

You can read about the jousting yourself if your interested.

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