The House Rules Committee has released its version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. From the time I posted the text found on ReadTheStimulus.org until now the ver(gar)bage has increased from 334 pages to an astounding 647 pages.
SEC. 1110. USE OF AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL reads (a) IN GENERAL.—None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron and steel used in the project is produced in the United States.
No sooner does one finish reading that section when it is followed by typical Washington balderdash (b) EXCEPTIONS.—Subsection (a) shall not apply in any case in which the head of the Federal department or agency involved finds that—(1) applying subsection (a) would be inconsistent with the public interest;
Gort has posted Chris Carney's vote on the bailout. Carney wants accountability and is not satisfied with it. As I posted before the accountability in this bill cost $3,000,000 per person for oversight. Like Paul Harvey would say- Page 26. Oh, the money, page 27.