Saturday, January 10, 2009

The New Congress Roars Out of the Gate-350 Bills First Day

From the Washington Watch blog:
More than 350 bills were introduced in Congress on its first day yesterday. At that rate, we’ll easily rocket past 10,000 bills, and past the last Congress’ record of over 11,000 bills. (And of course that rate won’t actually continue.)

We’ll be adding the new bills to the database throughout the day, but what an impressive array of issue Congress is claiming to address.

H.R. 17 would protect gun rights.

H.R. 15 would create a national health insurance system. S. 4 would do something similar: “guarantee affordable, quality health coverage for all Americans.” (Pony, anyone?)

H.R. 24 would rename the Navy.

S. 5 would end the United States’ dependence on foreign oil....MORE

Oh boy.