Thursday, June 23, 2005

What is Congress Doing?

Instead of protecting our homes, Congress is busy doing things like the following from yesterday's session:

1. H.CON.RES.157 : Recognizing the artistic excellence and community value of America's 1800 orchestras.Sponsor: Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4] (introduced 5/18/2005) Cosponsors (46) Committees: House Education and the Workforce Latest Major Action: 6/22/2005 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Select Education.

2. H.CON.RES.160 : Recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day, and expressing the sense of Congress that history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and solving the challenges of the future.Sponsor: Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] (introduced 5/19/2005) Cosponsors (69) Committees: House Government Reform; Senate Judiciary Latest Major Action: 6/22/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. H.CON.RES.163 : Honoring the Sigma Chi Fraternity on the occasion of its 150th Anniversary.Sponsor: Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] (introduced 5/23/2005) Cosponsors (8) Committees: House Education and the Workforce; Senate Judiciary Latest Major Action: 6/22/2005 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Honoring frats is fine and dandy, but stopping bulldozers from razing peoples' homes might be better.