Pelosi to Convene House January 4

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    Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi will open the House for the first session of the 110th Congress on January 4, and keep it in session for the first several weeks of January.

    While that may not sound remarkable outside-the-beltway, it is departure from tradition that is certain to prompt some teeth gnashing among Republicans.

    Congress typically convenes the first week of January after a holiday recess just long enough for new members to be sworn in, and then promptly adjourns until the president's State of the Union Address toward the end of the month.

    Pelosi's team apparently figures there's no reason to allow President Bush to set the agenda in January by leaking bits of his speech. Instead the Democratic Congress will immediately plunge into its lengthy to-do list, starting with an ethics reform package, and perhaps have some bills on Bush's desk by the time the State of the Union is ready for delivery.

    "From economic security to national security, the American people have resoundingly called for a new direction,'' Pelosi said in a just-released statement. "It is imperative that we waste no time in addressing the pressing needs facing our nation.''
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    Ethics reform? Thats a bold move. I mean the only way for them to reform ethics in Washington is to start resigning en mass. Never saw anyone win to turn around and resign half their politicians.
     
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    Wow! Congress working. Never thought I'd see that happen...
     
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    When the Democrats are working, hide your WALLETS.....:eek2:
     
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    Just remember that it hasn't happened yet.....
     
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    Its a shame we have to now:p
     
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    Ah yes, reminds me of that song "We don't get fooled again", especially the line

    "meet the new boss, same as the old boss"
     

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