Over at Bikeportland, Jonathan has the story about an attempt to prohibit stimulus funds for any bicycle infrastructure. The stimulus package represents an opportunity to take bicycle infrastructure up a notch, and to move on weaning ourselves from foreign oil. But DeMint implicitly endorses the old story of bikes as playthings. This would be a disappointing compromise for the Senate to make.
[update - Huffington Post has Rep. Earl Blumenauer's response.]