And So It Grinds To A Halt . . .

CaptnKirk

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Finds A Way To Do Even Less, And Pass Responsibility Along To Others

Well, if the surviving Republicans don't decide to fight every measure and screw things up, the next Congress might have a chance to function.

You know what? The term 'Conservative' has become not 'conservative' at all, but more of complacent and living in the past.
They truley want to return to the days of 'Leave it to Beaver' when everything seemed so much more simple.
But then again . . that was a phony and made up TV show, which was made to look facinatingly bland and boring.

Anyone find Eddie Haskell exciting? Backstabbing, lying and cheating, brownnosing ass-kisser - the role model for todays GOP leadership.


We'll see if things are allowed to change or deliberately stalled . .. Go 110th !
Keek a touchdown!
 

Craig234

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How typical, they're playing politics and hurting the nation. At least the democrats will be able to set how the money gets spent.
 

techs

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I was astonished at this.
I really wonder if the Republicans have grown a pair. Instead of blindly passing the neo-con agenda they may have stood up to them and said that they would no longer vote the neo-con agenda.
It is interesting that Bush said that Congress should pass the spending bills before the new Congress comes in. So by declining to do so it may mean the Republicans are sticking it to both the neo-cons in Congress and the head neo-con Bush.
There may be massive dissension in the Republican party.
 
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Originally posted by: techs
I was astonished at this.
I really wonder if the Republicans have grown a pair. Instead of blindly passing the neo-con agenda they may have stood up to them and said that they would no longer vote the neo-con agenda.
It is interesting that Bush said that Congress should pass the spending bills before the new Congress comes in. So by declining to do so it may mean the Republicans are sticking it to both the neo-cons in Congress and the head neo-con Bush.
There may be massive dissension in the Republican party.

One can only hope. Now that they are in the minority it would be nice to see the real conservatives step up and take back control of the party.
 

tweaker2

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Originally posted by: Whoozyerdaddy
Originally posted by: techs
I was astonished at this.
I really wonder if the Republicans have grown a pair. Instead of blindly passing the neo-con agenda they may have stood up to them and said that they would no longer vote the neo-con agenda.
It is interesting that Bush said that Congress should pass the spending bills before the new Congress comes in. So by declining to do so it may mean the Republicans are sticking it to both the neo-cons in Congress and the head neo-con Bush.
There may be massive dissension in the Republican party.

One can only hope. Now that they are in the minority it would be nice to see the real conservatives step up and take back control of the party.
hear hear! :thumbsup:
 

InlineFive

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Originally posted by: Whoozyerdaddy
Originally posted by: techs
I was astonished at this.
I really wonder if the Republicans have grown a pair. Instead of blindly passing the neo-con agenda they may have stood up to them and said that they would no longer vote the neo-con agenda.
It is interesting that Bush said that Congress should pass the spending bills before the new Congress comes in. So by declining to do so it may mean the Republicans are sticking it to both the neo-cons in Congress and the head neo-con Bush.
There may be massive dissension in the Republican party.

One can only hope. Now that they are in the minority it would be nice to see the real conservatives step up and take back control of the party.

I thought that those members started their own Conservative party? I think that it would make for a more interesting playing ground of we had Conservative - Republican - Democrat.
 

CaptnKirk

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Originally posted by: dmcowen674
How many resident Republicans are proud of their heroes raise your hand.


Oh! Oh! - Me! Me! Me!, whoops, sorry . . false alarm . . .
 

blackangst1

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Actually, "nothing" is a pretty strong word considering the number of active issues on the floor. I wouldnt exactly say they are doing nothing...

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legisl...ith_teasers/active_leg_page.htm#active

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Abortion, prohibit taking minors across state lines to circumvent parental notification (Child Custody Protection Act) S.403* H.R.748
Abortion, require informing women who seek one about pain to unborn child S.51 H.R.356, H.R.6099
Agricultural workers, adjust status of certain foreign agricultural workers S.359, S.A.375 to H.R.1268, S.A.432 to H.R.1268 H.R.884
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, bar oil and gas leasing in S.A.2358 to S.1932
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, designate a portion as wilderness S.261 H.R.567
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, open to oil and gas exploration H.R.5429
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, prohibit exporting oil and gas produced S.A.2362 to S.1932
Asbestos claims S.852, S.3274 H.R.1360, H.R.1957
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Bankruptcy reform S.256 P.L.109-8
Schumer amendment to prevent anti-abortion protesters from using bankruptcy to avoid fines or judgments S.A.47 to S.256
Border security ( SEE ALSO: Immigration reform;, Fence bill ) S.2454* H.R.4437, H.R.6091
BRAC, disapprove recommendations H.J.Res.65
Budget, overhaul process S.3521
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CAFTA, implement (Central American Free Trade Agreement) H.R.3045 P.L.109-53
Cheeseburger bill SEE: Obesity
Chimeras, ban creation of human chimeras S.659
Class action lawsuits, assure fairness S.5 P.L.109-2
Clear Skies Act (emissions control for power plants) S.131
Cloning, prohibit human cloning S.658, S.876, S.1520 H.R.1357, H.R.1822, H.R.3932
Coal mine safety SEE: Mine safety
Congressional Gold Medals, provide reasonable standards for H.R.54
Congressional pay raise, none for FY2006 S.A.2062 to H.R.3058 H.R.4134
Constitutional amendments SEE: Flag, Marriage
Continuity of Congress (special elections/appointments in national emergencies) ( 119 Stat. 588-590 ) H.R.2985 P.L.109-55
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Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2006 H.R.3127 P.L.109-344
Daylight saving time, extend ( 119 Stat. 615 ) H.R.6 P.L.109-58
Death gratuity for military, increase permanently ( 119 Stat. 3316-3317 ) H.R.1815 P.L.109-163
Death tax SEE: Estate tax
Debt limit, increase H.J.Res.47 P.L.109-182
Detainees, ban cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment of ( 119 Stat. 3475 ) H.R.1815 P.L.109-163
Detainees, establish national commission on policies and practices S.A.2430 to S.1042
Detainees at Guantanamo Bay, limit habeas corpus lawsuits ( 119 Stat. 3477-3479 ) H.R.1815 P.L.109-163
Digital television (Digital Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005) ( Title III ) S.1932 P.L.109-171
Drug testing standards for professional athletes S.1114, S.1960 H.R.1862, H.R.2516, H.R.2565, H.R.3084, H.R.3942
Dubai Ports World, require investigation ( SEE ALSO: Port security ) S.2333 H.R.4807
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Earmarks, reform process ( SEE ALSO: Lobbying reform ) S.Res.365, S.1495, S.2179, S.2261, S.2265 H.Res.1000*
Education assistance for students and schools impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (Hurricane Education Recovery Act) ( Title IV, Subtitle A ) H.R.2863 P.L.109-148
Electronic surveillance, establish procedures for review of programs S.3931*, S.4051 H.R.5825*
Eminent domain, restrict use of ( Section 726 ) H.R.3058 P.L.109-115
Energy bill H.R.6 P.L.109-58
Estate tax, permanently lower S.3626 H.R.5970*
Estate tax, permanently repeal S.420, S.988 H.R.8
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Farm subsidies, limit federal farm payments S.385
FCC indecency penalties, increase S.193 P.L.109-235
Federal elections, require photo ID and proof of U.S. citizenship (Federal Election Integrity Act of 2006) H.R.4844
Federal funding, create public database to track (Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006) S.2590 P.L.109-282
FEMA, overhaul (establish U.S. Emergency Management Authority, but keep in Department of Homeland Security S.A.4560* to H.R.5441
FEMA, reestablish as independent agency in executive branch S.1615, S.2302, S.A.4563 to H.R.5441 H.R.3656, H.R.3659, H.R.3685, H.R.3816, H.R.4493, H.R.5316
Fence [along Mexican border] bill (Secure Fence Act of 2006) H.R.6061 P.L.109-367
First-responder grants SEE: Homeland security grants
Flag desecration, constitutional amendment prohibiting S.J.Res.12 H.J.Res.10*
Flag display on residential property (Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005) H.R.42 P.L.109-243
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), strengthen S.394 H.R.867
Fuel economy standards, increase S.889, S.3543, S.3694 H.R.705, H.R.5359, H.A.73 to H.R.6
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Gas security SEE: Refineries
Gas tax, temporarily reduce federal S.2673 H.R.5240, H.R.5285, H.R.5302
Genetic information, prohibit employers and health insurers from discriminating on the basis of S.306 H.R.1227, H.R.6125
Global warming S.342, S.1151, S.1203, S.A.826* to H.R.6, S.A.844 to H.R.6, S.A.866* to H.R.6 H.R.759
Gun liability (Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act) S.397 P.L.109-92
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H-2B visas, raise cap on number of seasonal workers ( 119 Stat. 318-321 ) H.R.1268 P.L.109-13
Hate crimes (aid for prosecution of hate crimes) S.1145 H.R.259, H.R.2662, H.A.544 to H.R.3132
Hawaiians SEE: Native Hawaiians
Health care, emergency relief for Hurricane Katrina survivors, including Medicaid S.1716
Highway funding SEE: Transportation
Holds, eliminate secret Senate holds S.A.2944 to S.2349
Homeland security grants, provide for coordination and simplification S.A.1142* to H.R.2360 H.R.1544*
Horses, prohibit slaughter for human consumption H.R.503
House of Representatives gym, eliminate access for lobbyists who are former Members or officers of the House H.Res.648
Hurricane Katrina Emergency Assistance Act of 2005 S.1777 P.L.109-176
Hurricane Katrina Tax Relief Act of 2005 H.R.3768 P.L.109-73
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Identity theft S.115, S.116, S.500, S.751, S.768, S.1216, S.1326, S.1332, S.1336, S.1408, S.1789 H.R.1069, H.R.1080, H.R.3140, H.R.3997, H.R.4127, H.R.5318
Immigrants, establish driver's license regulations and ID security standards for (REAL ID Act of 2005) ( 119 Stat. 302-323 ) H.R.1268 P.L.109-13
Immigration reform ( SEE ALSO: Border security ) S.2611* H.R.2330, H.R.4240
Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act (provide habeas corpus protections) S.539 H.R.1151
Insurance, increase coverage of Servicemembers' Group Life program H.R.3200 P.L.109-80
Insurance, prevent sales of abusive policies to military personnel (Military Personnel Financial Services Protection Act) S.418 P.L.109-290
Internet access tax moratorium, make permanent S.849 H.R.1684, H.R.1685
Internet gambling, prohibit ( Title VIII ) H.R.4954 P.L.109-347
Iraq, require quarterly progress reports to Congress from the President S.A.2518 to S.1042
Iraq, provide for redeployment of U.S. armed forces from S.A.4320 to S.2766, S.A.4442 to S.2766
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Line item veto S.2381 H.R.4890*
Lobbying reform ( SEE ALSO: Earmarks ) S.2349* H.R.4975*
Louisiana Recovery Corporation Act (Hurricane Katrina response) S.2172 H.R.4100
Lynching, apologizing to victims and their descendants for the Senate failing to enact anti-lynching legislation S.Res.39
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Marriage, defined as between a man and a woman only, amendment to the Constitution S.J.Res.1* H.J.Res.88*
Medical errors/patient safety S.544
Medical malpractice liability, reform S.22, S.23 H.R.5
Medicare State Reimbursement Act S.2181 H.R.4675
Methamphetamine, curb production and other purposes ( Title VII ) H.R.3199 P.L.109-177
"Mexico City Policy," block (funding to international family planning groups advocating abortion) S.A.278 to S.600
Military commissions, trials for enemy combatants S.3930 P.L.109-366
Military funeral demonstrations, prohibit (Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act) H.R.5037 P.L.109-228
Mine safety S.2803 P.L.109-236
Minimum wage, increase S.1062, S.2725, S.3829, S.A.44 to S.256, S.A.128 to S.256, S.A.2063 to H.R.3058, S.A.2115 to H.R.3058, S.A.4322 to S.2766, S.A.4376 to S.2766, H.R.5970*
Movie piracy and filtering (Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005) S.167 P.L.109-9
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Native Hawaiians, extend federal recognition to S.147* H.R.309
National Anthem, affirm sung in English S.Res.458 H.Res.793
Net neutrality S.2686, S.2917 H.R.5252*
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Obesity lawsuits, curb (Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act; "cheeseburger bill") H.R.554
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PATRIOT Act, reauthorize H.R.3199 P.L.109-177
PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of 2006 S.2271 P.L.109-178
PAYGO requirements SEE: Tax cuts, restore pay-as-you-go
Pension reform (Pension Protection Act of 2006) H.R.4 P.L.109-280
Pledge [of Allegiance] Protection Act, limit court jurisdiction over constitutional issues S.1046 H.R.2389
Port security H.R.4954 P.L.109-347
Presidential succession, add Secretary of Homeland Security to S.442 H.R.1455
Price gouging, prohibit S.1640, S.1717, S.1735, S.1743, S.1744, S.1854, S.1973 H.R.5253*
Prisoners SEE: Detainees
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Refineries, expedite construction S.1772 H.R.3893*
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Same-sex marriage, constitutional amendment prohibiting SEE: Marriage
Secret prisons for terrorist suspects, require intelligence officials to report on existence S.A.2507 to S.1042
Secretary of Defense, replace S.A.4904 to H.R.5631 H.Con.Res.470
Senate committee organizing resolutions S.Res.5, S.Res.6
Sex offender registration and notification (Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006) H.R.4472 P.L.109-248
Signing statements by president, regulate S.3731
Small business health plans (make easier for small businesses to buy health insurance) S.406, S.1955, S.2510 H.R.525
Social security, create bipartisan commission to study (Comprehensive Entitlement Reform Commission Act of 2005) S.1889 H.R.4122
Social security numbers, enhance privacy protections and prevent fraudulent misuse S.29 H.R.82, H.R.1078, H.R.1745, H.R.5636
Social security overhaul, including creation of personal accounts S.540, S.857, S.1302 H.R.440, H.R.530, H.R.750, H.R.1800, H.R.3304
Spyware, protect Internet users from unknowing transmission of personal data S.687, S.1004 H.R.29, H.R.744
Stem cell research, adult (umbilical cord blood) H.R.2520 P.L.109-129
V- Stem cell research, embryonic H.R.810 vetoed 7/19/06
Stem cell research, non-embryonic S.2754*
Stem cell research, prohibit fetus farming S.3504 P.L.109-242
Steroids SEE: Drug testing standards for pro athletes
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TANF reauthorization SEE: Welfare bill, Program authorizations
Tax cuts, make permanent S.7
Tax cuts, restore pay-as-you go requirement S.A.186 to S.Con.Res.18, S.A.2351 to S.1932, S.A.2650 to S.2020, S.A.3013 to S.Con.Res.83
Tax reconciliation H.R.4297 P.L.109-222
Telephone Excise Tax Repeal Act of 2005 S.1321
Terri Schiavo bill ( SEE ALSO: Incapacitated Persons Legal Protection Act ) S.686 P.L.109-3
Transportation, reauthorization of surface transportation programs H.R.3 P.L.109-59
Tsunami relief, accelerate tax benefits for charitable cash contributions H.R.241 P.L.109-1
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United Nations reform S.1383, S.1394 H.R.2745
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Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2005 S.1235
Veterans medical care, provide more funds for SEE: FY06 Appropriations
Voter protection, allow Hurricane Katrina evacuees to use absentee ballots and registration procedures available to military and overseas voters (Displaced Citizens Voter Protection Act of 2005) S.1867 H.R.3734
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Welfare bill (TANF), reauthorize through FY2010 ( 120 Stat. 135-140 ) S.1932 P.L.109-171
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Z
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Agency Authorizations

Amtrak, FY2006-FY2008 H.R.1630
Amtrak, FY2006-FY2011 S.1516*
Coast Guard, FY2006 H.R.889 P.L.109-241
Coast Guard, FY2006-FY2007 S.1280
Coast Guard, FY2007 H.R.5681
Commodity Futures Trading Commission, FY2006-FY2010 H.R.4473
Department of Defense, FY2006 H.R.1815 P.L.109-163
Department of Defense, FY2007 H.R.5122 P.L.109-364
Department of Homeland Security, FY2006 H.R.1817
Department of Homeland Security, FY2007 H.R.5814
Department of Justice, FY2006-FY2009 H.R.3402 P.L.109-162
Department of State, FY2006-2007 S.600 H.R.2601
Export-Import Bank, reauthorization S.3938 H.R.5068
Intelligence agencies, FY2006 S.1803 H.R.2475
Intelligence agencies, FY2007 S.3237 H.R.5020
Military construction, FY2006 ( Title XV, Division B ) H.R.1815 P.L.109-163
NASA, FY2006 H.R.3070*
NASA, FY2007-FY2008 S.1281 P.L.109-155
National Institutes of Health, reauthorization H.R.6164
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration H.R.5450
National Transportation Safety Board, reauthorization S.3679
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Program Authorizations

Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965, reauthorization S.2832 H.R.5812
Child welfare programs, reauthorize (Children and Family Services Improvement Act of 2006) S.3525 P.L.109-288
Endangered Species Act, reauthorization H.R.3824
Head Start, reauthorization S.1107 H.R.2123
Higher Education Act, reauthorization S.1614 H.R.609
Extension of Higher Education Act through June 30, 2007 ( P.L. 109-238 extended programs through September 30, 2006; P.L. 109-212 extended programs through June 30, 2006; P.L. 109-150 extended programs through March 31, 2006; P.L. 109-81 extended programs through December 31, 2005. ) H.R.6138 P.L.109-292
Millennium Challenge Act of 2003, reauthorization H.R.4014
Office of National Drug Control Policy Act, reauthorization H.R.2829
Older Americans Act, reauthorization H.R.6197 P.L.109-365
Small Business Administration, reauthorization S.2594 H.R.5352
Extension of SBA programs through February 2, 2007 H.R.6159 P.L.109-316
State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, reauthorization S.188 H.R.557
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), reauthorization through FY2010 ( 120 Stat. 135-140 ) S.1932 P.L.109-171
Torture Victims Relief Act, reauthorization H.R.2017 P.L.109-165
Trafficking Victims Protection Act, reauthorization H.R.972 P.L.109-164
Violence Against Women Act, reauthorization H.R.3402 P.L.109-162
Vocational and technical education (Carl D. Perkins), reauthorization S.250 P.L.109-270
Voting Rights Act, reauthorization H.R.9 P.L.109-246
Water Resources Development Act of 2005 S.728 H.R.2864
Workforce Investment Act (job training) S.1021 H.R.27
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Appropriations and Budget for Fiscal Year 2006, 109th Congress, 1st Session

Budget Resolution, FY2006 S.Con.Res.18 H.Con.Res.95
Budget reconciliation, FY2006 S.1932 P.L.109-171
Emergency Supplemental, FY2005 H.R.1268 P.L.109-13
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for immediate Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, FY2005 H.R.3645 P.L.109-61
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to further meet immediate Hurricane Katrina relief needs, FY2005 H.R.3673 P.L.109-62
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for hurricane relief and pandemic influenza, FY2006 (Division B) H.R.2863 P.L.109-148
Veterans Medical Services Supplemental Appropriations, FY2005 ( 119 Stat. 563-564 ) H.R.2361 P.L.109-54
Continuing appropriations ( through November 18, 2005 ) H.J.Res.68 P.L.109-77
Continuing appropriations ( through December 17, 2005 ) H.J.Res.72 P.L.109-105
Continuing appropriations ( through December 31, 2005 ) H.J.Res.75 P.L.109-128
Agriculture H.R.2744 P.L.109-97
Commerce, Justice, Science, State H.R.2862 P.L.109-108
Defense H.R.2863 P.L.109-148
Energy and Water H.R.2419 P.L.109-103
Foreign Operations H.R.3057 P.L.109-102
Homeland Security H.R.2360 P.L.109-90
Interior H.R.2361 P.L.109-54
Labor, HHS, Education H.R.3010 P.L.109-149
Legislative Branch H.R.2985 P.L.109-55
Military Construction, VA H.R.2528 P.L.109-114
Transportation, Treasury, HUD, Judiciary, District of Columbia H.R.3058 P.L.109-115
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Appropriations and Budget for Fiscal Year 2007, 109th Congress, 2nd Session

Budget Resolution, FY2007 S.Con.Res.83 H.Con.Res.376
Emergency Supplemental for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, FY2006 H.R.4939 P.L.109-234
Continuing appropriations (through November 17, 2006) ( Division B ) H.R.5631 P.L.109-289
Continuing appropriations (through December 8, 2006) H.J.Res.100 P.L.109-369
Agriculture H.R.5384
Commerce, Justice, Science, State H.R.5672
Defense H.R.5631 P.L.109-289
District of Columbia S.3660
Energy and Water H.R.5427
Foreign Operations H.R.5522
Homeland Security H.R.5441 P.L.109-295
Interior H.R.5386
Labor, HHS, Education S.3708 H.R.5647
Legislative Branch H.R.5521
Military Construction, VA H.R.5385
Transportation, Treasury, HUD, Judiciary, District of Columbia H.R.5576
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9-11 Public Discourse Project, Final Report on 9-11 Commission Recommendations
2006 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund
2006 Annual report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance & Disability Trust Funds
2006 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund
Barrett Report (Final Report of the Independent Counsel in regards to Henry G. Cisneros)
BRAC 2005 Closure and Realignment Impacts by State
BRAC 2005 reports (Department of Defense)
Budget, FY2007
Church Report Executive Summary (Department of Defense internal review of prisoner interrogation policies in war on terrorism)
Commission on Federal Election Reform, final report
Congressional travel, investigation by Center for Public Integrity and others
Economic Report of the President, 2006
Education Department, Office of Inspector General report on FY03 media relation services with Ketchum, Inc.
Human Rights, State Department Country Reports, 2005
Hurricane Katrina, Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina, Final Report of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Hurricane Katrina, White House report (Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned)
Intelligence reform, report of the Subcommittee on Oversight, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Iraqi National Congress, Use by the Intelligence Community of Information Provided by, report of the Senate Committee on Intelligence
Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Programs and Links to Terrorism, report of the Senate Intelligence Committee
Jack Abramoff's White House Lobbying, Report of the House Committee on Government Reform
Measuring Stability and Security in Iraq (Department of Defense reports to Congress)
National Intelligence Estimate, declassified key judgments
National Military Strategic Plan for the War on Terrorism
National Security Strategy of the United States of America
National Strategy for Combating Terrorism
No Child Left Behind, final report from Task Force of the National Conference of State Legislatures
Overseas Basing Commission (Commission on Review of Overseas Military Facility Structure of the United States) May 2005 report
Presidential signing statements, ABA Task Force report
Tribal Lobbying (Senate Committee on Indian Affairs)
Warrantless electronic surveillance: "Presidential Authority to Conduct Warrantless Electronic Surveillance to Gather Foreign Intelligence Information" (CRS)
Warrantless electronic surveillance: "Statutory Procedures Under Which Congress Is To Be Informed of U.S. Intelligence Activities, Including Covert Actions" (CRS)
Warrantless electronic surveillance: White House White Paper (Attorney General Alberto Gonzales)
WMD Report (Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the U.S. Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction)
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techs

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Sep 26, 2000
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Uh, that list is everything the Republicans have decided to do NOTHING about and pass them off to the democrats as per the OP.
Looks like the Dems will have to take care of business.
 

wetech

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Jul 16, 2002
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Originally posted by: techs
Uh, that list is everything the Republicans have decided to do NOTHING about and pass them off to the democrats as per the OP.
Looks like the Dems will have to take care of business.


The article was only addressing spending bills.
 

Siddhartha

Lifer
Oct 17, 1999
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Correct me if I am wrong but don't the Conservatives think that the less the federal government does the better it is for the country?
 

Corbett

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Originally posted by: techs
Uh, that list is everything the Republicans have decided to do NOTHING about and pass them off to the democrats as per the OP.
Looks like the Dems will have to take care of business.

Your ignorance shines in this statement. What a joke.
 

Corbett

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Originally posted by: dmcowen674
Originally posted by: Siddhartha
Correct me if I am wrong but don't the Conservatives think that the less the federal government does the better it is for the country?

You'rre WRONG, consider yourself "corrected".

Actually he is right! CONSERVATIVES believe in small government. However, the current repuclibcan majority has moved away from its conservative vaules and thus, the reason they lost 3 weeks ago.
 

EagleKeeper

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It will be interesting to see if the next congress can produce anything other than vetos and deadlocks.
 

techs

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Originally posted by: Corbett
Originally posted by: techs
Uh, that list is everything the Republicans have decided to do NOTHING about and pass them off to the democrats as per the OP.
Looks like the Dems will have to take care of business.

Your ignorance shines in this statement. What a joke.
Uh, can't you read? The thread is about all the bills the current Congress has left for the Demcrats to do in January. The other post lists all the bills that the Republicans are leaving for the Democrats.
Hence, I am correct and you are not.

 

Jhhnn

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Yeh, but they hustled through a bill legitimizing indefinite detention and kangaroo tribunals... just before the election. Didn't help 'em, though.

And I'm a little disappointed they didn't try to maximize the looting- well, more than they have already...
 

CaptnKirk

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GOP cuts Us Ship of State free . . to flounder on the rocks.


No fiscal responsibility at all by the preceeding 12 years of control of the Country's wellbeing
Let the Democrats try to save the 'Titanic Buget' from what the Republicans accomplished:

The Spoils of Defeat

Shamefull - why would anyone every trust the GOP with the Stewardship of the Countries Affairs ever again?
I sure as hell won't.
 

techs

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Originally posted by: CaptnKirk
GOP cuts Us Ship of State free . . to flounder on the rocks.


No fiscal responsibility at all by the preceeding 12 years of control of the Country's wellbeing
Let the Democrats try to save the 'Titanic Buget' from what the Republicans accomplished:

The Spoils of Defeat

Shamefull - why would anyone every trust the GOP with the Stewardship of the Countries Affairs ever again?
I sure as hell won't.
Oh heck, it deserves to be quoted:

Editorial
The Spoils of Defeat
Published: November 24, 2006

The departing Republican majority in Congress is about to leave the nation a memorial to its own shameful history as the grand enabler of record debt and deficits. G.O.P. leaders are preparing to walk away from their most basic constitutional responsibility ? passing a budget. Instead of finishing work on government spending bills needed for the next year, they?re reported to be planning nothing more than a cut-and-paste, short-term continuing resolution. That will allow them to run out early from their lame-duck session, leaving the mess to the incoming Democrats in January.

Stopgap resolutions create a budget autopilot that does not allow for shifting conditions and costs in education, housing and other major agencies. Administrators warn that it will cause cuts in school breakfasts and shelter for the poor. There is no need for this angst except that Republican strategists plotting a comeback clearly want to pour sand into the Democrats? agenda even before they take the gavel.

Conservative Republicans who are blocking the spending bills have the gall to portray themselves as principled budget hawks blocking pork-barrel spending ?earmarks? ? this after 12 years of earmarking and rubber-stamping the upper-bracket tax cuts of President Bush that tossed all budget discipline to the four winds. The Republicans depart leaving the nation in ever deeper hock to China and other potent bankers, with taxpayers stuck with the bill.

The Democratic majority will have more than enough to do in preparing the 2008 budget plan and dealing with an estimated $130 billion supplemental bill from the White House to continue the Iraq war. It doesn?t need the distraction of having to sort out some $460 billion in left-over spending priorities.

The new leadership must begin moving the government back toward the ?pay-go? discipline that produced budget surpluses a decade ago. In a grim way, it?s fitting that a dis-elected majority slink off in a final bit of the budgetary hubris that marked their incumbency. Far from budget hawks, they enter Capitol history as fiscal four-flushers.



 

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Conservative Republicans who are blocking the spending bills have the gall to portray themselves as principled budget hawks blocking pork-barrel spending ?earmarks? ? this after 12 years of earmarking and rubber-stamping the upper-bracket tax cuts of President Bush that tossed all budget discipline to the four winds. The Republicans depart leaving the nation in ever deeper hock to China and other potent bankers, with taxpayers stuck with the bill.
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RampantAndroid

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about the new leadership in the congress, while we're all praising it, isn't Pelosi already getting in cat fights? Oh, and what about Alcee Hastings, you know the guy who was impeached for corruption, going to be head of the intelligence committee?
 

Jhhnn

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Pretty slick, really. Repubs leave Dems caught between a rock and a hard place, both of which Repubs created. And now they'll obstruct any real progress, via their boy in the Whitehouse, and snipe at the Dems for being ineffective.

OTOH, I doubt it'll play out the way they'd like. Dems can play it dirty, if they need to- like tying war funding to tax increases on America's wealthiest, and funds for real sex-ed to red state pork projects... the possibilities are endless, and endlessly embarrassing for repubs...

If the current climate seems a little poisonous, try to remember the level of "compromise" offered by repubs when they were on top... there wasn't any... also try to remember that repub "taxcuts" weren't real cuts, at all, but rather a smokescreen for a looting spree... a little bit of a reacharound for their faithful following.

Dems have a difficult job ahead, one that really can't progress far until they take the Whitehouse in 2008. Right now, the best that can be hoped for is to slow the bleeding...

Pretty transparent attempt at duh-version, there, Rampant Android... pretty standard. For the rightwing leadership of the repubs, it's pretty much all they've got...