House Democrats have proposed blocking any stimulus money from going to Illinois as long as Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) remains in office.

The text of the stimulus bill contains unequivocal language that the Democrats are singling out Blagojevich, who faces an impeachment trial and federal corruption charges, reports Dave Weigel of The Washington Independent.

See the pertinent portion of the bill below.

None of the funds provided by this Act may be made available to the State of Illinois, or any agency of the State, unless (1) the use of such funds by the State is approved in legislation enacted by the State after the date of the enactment of this Act, or (2) Rod R. Blagojevich no longer holds the office of Governor of the State of Illinois. The preceding sentence shall not apply to any funds provided directly to a unit of local government (1) by a Federal department or agency, or (2) by an established formula from the State.


The House is scheduled to vote on the stimulus measure on Wednesday.