Friday, March 14, 2008

Senate Rejects Budget Earmark Moratorium Amendment by Wide Margin, Including Both Oregon Senators.

An effort to amend the Senate budget bill to include a one year moratorium on earmarks was defeated soundly yesterday by a vote of 71-29. The amendment was rejected soundly by both Republicans and Democrats; however all remaining presidential candidates voted FOR the amendment while both Oregon Senators voted AGAINST the moratorium.

A LA Times story on the defeat of the earmark moratorium can be found HERE.