It’s interesting that I spoke yesterday of straws breaking the camel’s back...because the same analogy holds true when I think about this week’s vote on defense appropriations.
Sometimes, it’s the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Let NAFTA continue proving its value to U.S. economy
By Rep. Mark Sanford
Yesterday was certainly dominated by the back and forth of government shutdown versus no government shutdown.
As mentioned in my last post, it also entailed a whole lot of waiting around as the tug-of-war went back and forth in negotiations of what came next on a continuing resolution.
A few moments ago, the House passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the government open over the next month and to February 16th.
Today was a big day.
Just like American military officers, Members of Congress swear an allegiance to uphold the Constitution. Legitimately, people have differences of opinion as to what that means, but we had a significant constitutional debate today and over the last few days about one of its foundational elements.
The so-called Dodd-Frank legislation of 2010 I would argue was one of the most reactive pieces of legislation Washington has seen in a long time. That’s the good news. The bad news is that its remedy was based on government rather than markets being the solution to the financial meltdown that came in 2008 and 2009.
Do you remember the death panels that Sarah Palin used to talk about?
This window between Christmas and New Years represents my last chance to catch up on a number of legislative matters we voted on, but I couldn’t get out there given other posts that were stacked up.