Jason Lindquist (jlindquist) wrote,
Jason Lindquist
jlindquist

Well that's brief...

From yesterday's Congressional Record, the "earmark-stripping" amendment that was voted down 32-63:
The Senator from Arizona [Mr. McCain] proposes an amendment numbered 592. </p>
(Purpose: To continue funding at fiscal year 2008 levels through the end of fiscal year 2009)

    Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following:

   SECTION 1. CONTINUING 2008 FUNDING LEVELS.

    Section 106(3) of Public Law 110-329 is amended by striking ``March 6, 2009'' and inserting ``September 30, 2009''.


The key, kids, is "continuing 2008 funding levels". Yes, the earmarks would've been dropped from the $410B omnibus spending bill being debated now. That would have been good. But it restores the spending priorities of the Bush Administration. Yeah, THAT's change we can believe in.
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