Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pressing the "do nothing" Congress on energy policy - According to Betsy's Page, the Republicans in Congress may use procedural tricks to keep Congress working through the August recess. Of course, the rules on Capitol Hill declare that the ruling party can block any legislation - and the Republicans certainly exercised this power when on top - but it seems contrary to (small "d") democratic principles to block a vote on something as important as keeping the lights on.

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