May 04, 2006
PORKBUSTERS UPDATE: Dennis Hastert says the Senate spending bill is dead on arrival:
As it's currently drafted, the Senate's $109 billion emergency spending bill is dead on arrival in the House. President Bush requested $92 billion for the War on Terror and some hurricane spending. The House used fiscal restraint, but now the Senate wants to come to the table with a tab that's $17 billion over budget. The House has no intention of joining in a spending spree at the expense of American taxpayers.
Good. Bill Frist doesn't like it much, either, though only a few of his colleagues joined him in voting against it.