Dems freeze earmark spending
This is a good thing. Appropriations chairmen Rep. David Obey (D-WI) and Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) have said earmark requests from Senate and House members will be frozen until appropriate lobbying reforms are passed.
Congress adjourned Saturday after failing to finish its work on the 2007 budget. Work will have to be completed on it in January when control of the House and Senate is turned over to the Democrats.
Hat tip One Wisconsin.