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?