Feingold's anti-pork ammendment fails; Obama spending bill nears a trillion dollars
U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., of Middleton, failed to put a future ban on pork-barrel spending in the Senate's version of the Obama spending bill.
It was voted down 65-32 Thursday.
Wisconsin's other senator, Herb Kohl, D, voted no. Feingold called it disappointing, but he said he would keep rallying against so-called earmarks - the pet projects added to spending bills which a president cannot veto individually.