Looks like Sen. Stevens isn’t the only one who had a secret hold a bill to create a government database of spending. Sen. Byrd had a hold on it too. What was his reasoning?
Byrd merely wanted more time to evaluate the legislation that would create a new database of some $2.5 trillion in federal spending on contracts, loans, financial assistance and insurance.
“Senator Byrd wanted time to read the legislation, understand its implications, and see whether the proposal could be improved,” Gavin [Byrd’s spokesman] said.
Ah yes, he needed more time to study a high profile bill that’s been working it’s way through the system since the middle of last month. Way to be on top of things, Senator.
He has since removed the hold.