December 12, 2006: Dems plan to clean up spending bills (AP)

  • “It is important that we clear the decks quickly so that we can get to work on the American people’s priorities, the president’s anticipated war funding request and a new budget,” Obey and Byrd said in a statement.
  • “There are still more than nine months remaining in the fiscal year, and we believe we should be working on the remaining bills to achieve the best results possible for the American people,” Portman said. He added that the administration wants to “maintain fiscal discipline and avoid gimmicks and unwarranted emergency spending.”