Here's my latest "Fiscal Fitness" column from Roll Call.
President Bush’s Budget Legacy
Already Set in Stone
January 22, 2008
Although it certainly wasn’t meant to be funny, I couldn’t help but laugh when I read the Jan. 14 Roll Call story “Bush May Target Earmarks.”
I took the red eye back to DC from California Thursday night/Friday morning and went directly top a three-hour meeting in an hermetically sealed room.
It looks like House Banking Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) and House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller (D-CA) are going to be the designated leaders for a stimulus bill in the House. Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) may play the same role in the Senate.
Note who has not been designated: House Budget Committee Chairman John Spratt (D-SC) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND).
In case you missed the announcement, I'm no longer writing a column for NationalJournal.com. Starting today, I'm writing a new column for Roll Call, called "Fiscal Fitness" every Tuesday.
Here's the first one.