Congratulations, Barack Obama

Congratulations at last to U.S. Senator Barack Obama. The first bill bearing his name passed the Senate, and was signed into law by President Bush. Obama, while appreciative of the notoriety he has received before and since being elected to the Senate, has joked in his Gridiron speech, “Thanks. When I actually do something, we’ll let you know.”

Well, aside from raise mountains of money for other democrats and, with his wife Michelle, pull in a whopping $1.67 million for his family, today he’s done something for America.

The “Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act”, will create a Web-based searchable database of federal government spending. It looked for a while that the bill would suffer defeat, but bloggers from the left and the right united in protest, and the bill passed.

Good work, Senator!