Monday, August 4, 2008

Good Article From Family Research Council

I just read this in an email from the Family Research Council. You can find more info here.

Of the 290 laws passed this Congress (which comes dangerously close to the lowest number ever), 30 percent of them just name post offices. Congress also took the time to recognize July as "National Watermelon Month" and officially classify dirt as a natural resource. It is little wonder that Congress's approval rating is in the single digits-nine percent-for the first time ever. While the nation tends to be safer when Congress has recessed, there are a number of issues that Congress has failed to address, including the confirmation of President Bush's judicial nominees, protecting minors from being carried across state borders for an abortion, and increased U.S. energy independence. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been trying to highlight the judges and energy issues on the Senate side and Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) have been instrumental in getting life issues talked about in the House. Last Friday dozens of Republicans joined hundreds of spectators on the House floor to protest Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) decision to send Congress home for the rest of the summer without a vote on legislation to move America toward energy independence. The protest is set to resume today, despite Democrats' turning off the lights and microphones.

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