The big story of the day is S.160 (District Voting Rights) passing the Senate. In some ways though, the victory is bittersweet. Thanks to an amendment by Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.), district residents face the irony of standing one step closer to being treated like all other Americans while simultaneously having a decision of their own government overturned by Congress.
Ensign's amendment, the "Second Amendment Enforcement Act" effectively eliminates the district's gun registration laws. And some district residents are none too happy about it! (Warning, some language is rather colorful)
But in anticipation of the Senate taking up H.R. 1105 (the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009) on Monday, we're going to continue with our list of interesting earmarks, which we picked out from the commerce, justice and science section of the bill.
Earmarks after the jump.