January 23, 2013
The Heritage Foundation’s Josh Robbins outlines the Congressional agenda agenda of the first week of the second term from both the House and Senate:
The House focuses this week on a short-term extension of the debt limit, which passed today.
The Senate will be busy discussing the Hurricane Sandy disaster legislation as well as, Robbins reports,
[n]umerous proposals to attempt to reform the rules of debate in the Senate and specifically the filibuster. Liberal senators are eager to limit the ability of the minority to block legislation. These reforms could potentially allow the passage of legislation that conservatives have been strongly opposed to in the past because of weakened minority rights. The $50 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package that contains a fair amount of questionable spending will be on the floor and is likely to pass.
What do you think Congress should prioritize?