So how is Pelosi's House agenda going? Here are the items passed so far:
_make the government negotiate for lower Medicare prescription drug prices. It passed last Friday.And the "final piece" due to pass today:
_expand federally funded stem cell research. It passed Jan. 11.
_raise the federal minimum wage. It passed Jan. 10.
_seek to bolster terrorism-fighting efforts. It passed Jan. 9.
_change rules governing ethics, lobbying and the budget. These changes were passed on Jan. 4-5.
- energy legislation that imposes billions in fees, taxes and royalties on oil and gas companies and uses the money to promote renewable fuels.A good start, perhaps (the ethics bill is severely watered down), but surely just a start.
Meanwhile the Democrat Presidential hopefuls' posturing on the Iraq War is quite obscene.
UPDATE: Those items above may have passed the House, but they face a more difficult time in the Senate.