Monday, August 21, 2006
There is a bill pending in the Senate, S 2590, which would create internet access to allow us to see where our money is being spent. This bill has been held up due to a "secret hold" by one or more Senators. The telephone for the Capitol switchboard is 202-224-3121. Call this and ask your senators if they have placed a hold on this bill. I spoke with the offices of Senator Frist and Senator Alexander. Brandon, with Sen Frist, indicated he was a co-sponsor of the bill and would not want a hold placed on it. Kara, in Sen Alexander's office, had no knowledge of Sen Alexander's position but "would have someone get back" to me. You can see the list of "suspects" and cleared Senators here.