Earmark Bill Passes!
Last night, the Senate took a step towards restoring accountability in government. The “Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act,” sponsored by Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.), will create an easy-to-use Internet database allowing citizens to see how their members of Congress are using our tax dollars. According to Coburn’s Web site, it will track about $1 trillion in federal grants, contracts, earmarks and loans.