Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Senate Vote on Earmark Reform Today

Today the Senate will vote on the Gregg-DeMint 'legislative line item veto.' The vote will be as part of the minimum wage bill - because that is where the Democratic leadership insist it take place. And now the Democrats are saying it should be defeated because it's unrelated to the minimum wage.

Call your Senators and tell them that if they applauded during the State of the Union when the President said this:

Next, there is the matter of earmarks. These special interest items are often slipped into bills at the last hour – when not even C-SPAN is watching. In 2005 alone, the number of earmarks grew to over 13,000 and totaled nearly $18 billion. Even worse, over 90 percent of earmarks never make it to the floor of the House and Senate – they are dropped into Committee reports that are not even part of the bill that arrives on my desk... The time has come to end this practice. So let us work together to reform the budget process... expose every earmark to the light of day and to a vote in Congress.

then they need to vote for earmark reform today.

Reference my post on this yesterday, as well.

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