Thursday, February 01, 2007

Congressional Update

So the budget battle wages on, but a major victory happened yesterday, the implications of which are outlined in this Science article. One can find all of the blow-by-blows here on the house web page. This includes real honest-to-god blow-by-blows on the floor and a full roll-call of yeas and nays. Democrats were all-in, but only 30% of the Republicans went for it, 140 of them voting against (and with some prominent abstensions, e.g. Hastert). Are they angry about the earmarks removed so as to free up $130M for the DOE's discretion?

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