Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Congressional Gridlock Makes Congress Look Silly

So far this congressional session, beginning in January 2009, the House of Representatives has passed 420 bills on which the Senate has failed to take any action one way or the other. The bills awaiting Senate action include many which would have salutary impact on the American economy, and some, like a bill requiring auditing of the $20 billion BP oil spill claim fund, which should be completely non-controversial. That’s one bill for nearly every Congressman which sits on a shelf awaiting action in the Senate. We should all be angry about this, and right now House members are angrier than most of us that their work is clogged up in Senate partisanship.
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