Wow. An email from a friend:
Tonight in the House Rules Committee, Rep. Thad McCotter (R-MI), introduced an amendment to the President’s stimulus bill (H.R. 1) that would require any new infrastructure project – roads, bridges, schools, post offices or any other buildings — created by funding provided in H.R. 1 to be named after a member of the United States Armed Forces who was killed in combat or an emergency response provider who was killed in the line of duty.
The amendment was voted down on with all 9 Democrats on the Committee voting no to the 3 Republican yea votes.
It seems that Democrats are determined to name any new projects after themselves. West Virginia may actually be renamed “Byrdland”…