DeLay trying to give $1.5 billion to consortium that includes Halliburton

UPDATE, 1:41 p.m.: Bill passed the House a little while ago. I've changed the target on the campaign to the Senate. They'll vote tomorrow. Let's raise a stink.

We gotta stop this one.

Based on a letter sent to House Speaker Dennis Hastert from California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman, Reuters is reporting that House Majority Leader Tom DeLay slipped in a provision that could give more than a billion dollars to Halliburton and other members of a consortium based in Sugar Land, Texas, DeLay's hometown. The provision was inserted, apparently, after House and senate negotiators had finished their compromise on the bill.

Contact your representative today and urge that they do everything possible to remove this provision!

Read Rep. Waxman's letter here. (pdf)

News coverage here, here, and here.