As a liberal Democrat, I find myself getting frustrated sometimes at the legislative process. However, it is worth remembering that this 111th Congress has passed the Lily Ledbetter act, voted to regulate credit cards, passed a stimulus, and extended the S-CHIP children's health care program. This Summer, Congress is poised to pass a major health care bill, and with Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus(D-MT) playing hardball, I find myself cautiously optimistic that a good bill will pass. All in all this Congress really has passed some good domestic legislation, and in the process proved that elections really do have consequences.
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