So much for a “lame duck” session. Congress accomplished a great deal. All of the following passed:
What does this mean for the President and all Americans? What do you think of this recent progress?
President Obama held a press conference yesterday to highlight all the accomplishments. He called it, “the most productive post election period we’ve had in decades.” Obama continued, “We are not doomed to endless gridlock. We have the capacity to make progress together.”
The balance of power is a wonderful thing. It’s interesting how the election has changed how Obama has behaved. Now that Democrats will no longer control all three branches of government, checks and balances have been restored. I believe that compromise is a good thing.
On January 5 Congress begins work with more than 100 new members. While there are those who expect more contentious behavior, I prefer to wait and see what transpires. It is my hope that these new representatives are fueled by the awareness that they are privileged to advocate on behalf of their constituents and do not allow special interests and egos to guide their decisions.
What are your hopes for the new legislative session?