Anti corruption and the senator blocking it

Anti corruption and the senator blocking it

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Looks like Congress is trying to pass some serious law, but one lone senator, kept secret, is trying to stop it.

An unidentified senator placed a "secret hold" on legislation introduced by Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., that would create a searchable database of government contracts, grants, insurance, loans and financial assistance, worth $2.5 trillion last year. The database would bring transparency to federal spending and be as simple to use as conducting a Google search.

This is from porkbusters via Glenn Reynolds, in some conjunction with the Sunlight Foundation.

Do we have the beginning of serious investigation?

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