In the Atlantic Linda Killian suggests that Congress may already be done for the year- at least in terms of actually passing legislation to address the nation’s problems. She says members are content to hold “message votes” that they can use to “rally their core supporters, even though they know the legislation they are voting on has no chance of passage”
The fact that the highway funding bill has fallen victim to the GOP’s crusade against birth control tells you all you need to know about what’s wrong in Washington these days. But there might be one item our representatives can manage to get done in the next 7 or 8 months:
So what does that leave as the major agenda item for the rest of the 2012 Congress?
When Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin was asked by Politico what it can do this year, he responded: “Postal reform.”
God help us!