The 110th Congress

Came across a new blog today that shows great promise. It’s called U.S. House Digest, and plans to provide a daily summary of the House’s activities in everyday, digestible language. Go take a peek. I was planning to hit on a few of the highlights of the “First 100 Hours” plan and found this during my searches.

Votes so far and summaries of issues:

Roll Call #1 – Attendance. Just like kindergarten. Everybody showed up. “Present”-435. “No Vote”-0. Now that we’re all here, let’s get down to business.

Roll Call #2 – Election for Speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi wins, 233-202, on straight party lines, over John Boehner. How much trouble do you think you would be in if you crossed over on this vote? But seriously, John Boehner? From Abramoff ties, to Foley blind eyes, this guy has got lobbyist slime dripping all over him. I mean, handing out donation checks from tobacco companies on the House floor, while colleagues were discussing how to vote on tobacco subsidies? Nice. Continue reading