This week the Congress has not covered itself in glory. The action focused on the Senate where they debated the stimulus package, and it was nothing but a long line of maliciously ignorant Republicans and feckless Democrats. All the sausage making made it appear like little good was being done in D.C.
However, this week President Obama signed the SCHIP expansion which increase health coverage to uninsured or underinsured children. Rep. Pallone was the bill's main sponsor in the House, which is where the bill originated.
During the first weeks of the Obama administration Lily Ledbetter became law, the government expanded SCHIP, and there will be a stimulus package passed by the congress; even if it could be a lot better. That is actually a lot better than anything a GOP Washington would ever produce.
Thank you Rep. Frank Pallone for reminding us that a Democratic Washington is still doing some good work, and congratulations on being the Backbencher of the Week.