January 27, 2006

THE RIGHTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM:

McCain, Coburn to force votes on pork spending (Stephen Dinan, January 27, 2006, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)

Two Republican senators say they will force their colleagues to vote on the Senate floor on each so-called pork-barrel spending project this year, and President Bush also called for reforms to rein in the projects.

The battle over earmarks -- the line-item projects that members of Congress insert into spending bills to benefit their districts -- has ballooned as Republicans debate congressional reforms and budget deficits.

Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Tom Coburn of Oklahoma sent a letter Wednesday night to their colleagues announcing they will use Senate rules to force members to vote on each project.

"American taxpayers are entitled to a more thorough debate and disclosure about how their money is being spent," the senators wrote.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 27, 2006 8:15 AM
Comments

Not a McCain fan but I applaude this. The more I hear and see of Sen Coburn, the more I like him. Any prospects of higher office?

Posted by: Rick T. at January 27, 2006 8:35 AM

Yahoo! McCain's getting great advice from someone. Rove?

Posted by: Genecis at January 27, 2006 10:26 AM
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