I routinely follow Congress and here's their latest antics: May 23, 2011 Sen. Olympia Snowe [R-ME] introduced S. 1044: A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to authorize the Defense Commissary Agency to conduct a pilot program at military institutions to be closed or subject to an adverse realignment under a base closure law under which a commissary store may sell additional types of merchandise. H.R. 1935: To provide for free mailing privileges for personal correspondence and parcels sent to members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. Rep. Peter King [R-NY3] introduced this bill. H.R. 1941: To improve the provision of Federal transition, rehabilitation, vocational, and unemployment benefits to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, and for other purposes. Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA2] introduced this bill. H.R. 1942: To amend title 10, United States Code, to improve the mental health assessments provided to members of the Armed Forces deployed in support of a contingency operation. Rep. André Carson [D-IN7] introduced this bill. H.R. 1945: To direct the Secretary of the Navy to name the next available Naval vessel after United States Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael Peralta. Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA52] introduced this bill. Rep. Thomas Petri [R-WI6] introduced H.R. 1947: To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to allow members of the Armed Forces who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, to be eligible to participate in the Troops-to-Teachers Program, and for other purposes. Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2] introduced H.R. 1948: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers a credit against income tax equal to 50 percent of the compensation paid to employees while they are performing active duty service as members of the Ready Reserve or the National Guard and of the compensation paid to temporary replacement employees.