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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Now let the fun begin

The new Congress gets underway with the House passing a bill mandating "six impossible things by breakfast" as reported here:
Lawmakers voted 299-128 to require screening of all cargo on passenger planes within three years, to check cargo ships for nuclear bombs before they leave ports bound for the U.S. and to boost homeland security funding for urban areas most likely to be terrorist targets.
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The anti-terrorism measure is the first in a series of bills the House is expected to pass this week and next. The list--all part of Democrats' campaign platform--includes an increase in the minimum wage, expansion of federally funded embryonic stem cell research and permission for the federal government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for lower drug prices for senior citizens.
Wonder what the Senate will do?

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