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Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:01 AM

LOL! 111th United States Congress vs 112th United States Congress

111th United States Congress
January 29, 2009: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-2
February 4, 2009: Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (SCHIP), Pub.L. 111-3
February 17, 2009: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Pub.L. 111-5
March 11, 2009: Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009, Pub.L. 111-8
March 30, 2009: Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-11
April 21, 2009: Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, Pub.L. 111-13
May 20, 2009: Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-21
May 20, 2009: Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-22
May 22, 2009: Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-23
May 22, 2009: Credit CARD Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-24
June 22, 2009: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, as Division A of Pub.L. 111-31
June 24, 2009: Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009 including the Car Allowance Rebate System (Cash for Clunkers), Pub.L. 111-32
October 28, 2009: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, including the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, Pub.L. 111-84
November 6, 2009: Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, Pub.L. 111-92
December 16, 2009: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, Pub.L. 111-117
February 12, 2010: Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act, as Title I of Pub.L. 111-139
March 4, 2010: Travel Promotion Act of 2009, as Section 9 of Pub.L. 111-145
March 18, 2010: Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act, Pub.L. 111-147
March 23, 2010: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub.L. 111-148
March 30, 2010: Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, including the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, Pub.L. 111-152
May 5, 2010: Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-163
July 1, 2010: Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-195
July 21, 2010: Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Pub.L. 111-203
August 3, 2010: Fair Sentencing Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-220
August 10, 2010: SPEECH Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-223
September 27, 2010: Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-240
December 8, 2010: Claims Resolution Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-291
December 13, 2010: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-296
December 17, 2010: Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-312, H.R. 4853
December 22, 2010: Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-321, H.R. 2965
January 2, 2011: James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, Pub.L. 111-347, H.R. 847
January 4, 2011: Shark Conservation Act, Pub.L. 111-348, H.R. 81
January 4, 2011: Food Safety and Modernization Act, Pub.L. 111-353, H.R. 2751

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/111th_United_States_Congress

112th United States Congress
April 15, 2011: 2011 United States federal budget (as Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011), Pub.L. 112-10
August 2, 2011: Budget Control Act of 2011, Pub.L. 112-25
September 16, 2011: Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, Pub.L. 112-119, H.R. 1249

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/112th_United_States_Congress
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Seriously!

I link the main Wiki page for both Congresses, you can scroll down to see the actual stuff that was enacted. Generally these are the more "important" acts from both Congresses, if you click the 112th acts page you will find a lot of pointless drivel, and no substance.

It speaks volumes.

Yes, the 112th Congress is only halfway through, but let's be honest, they'll continue diddling and there's no way in hell that they do nearly half as much in the next year.

(Note: not agreeing with all the stuff passed by the 111th Congress, I just find this very fascinating how the Republicans basically are do nothing twirps.)

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joshcryer Jan 2012 OP
progressoid Jan 2012 #1
joshcryer Jan 2012 #2
Tx4obama Jan 2012 #3
justiceischeap Jan 2012 #6
Firebrand Gary Jan 2012 #4
deacon Jan 2012 #5
GoCubsGo Jan 2012 #7

Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:09 AM

1. The RW cretins will applaud this.

They don't want any new laws unless it's to ban abortion or ban gay marriage or make prayer mandatory at schools.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:16 AM

2. Maybe, my target audience isn't right wingers though.

The more I look at the Democratic Party the more I am seeing that it is more like 3 parties in one (with liberals, moderates, and conservatives), which is highly factionalized, but can work together if it has a Congressional majority. I think it's fascinating, to be honest.

What can we do if we get back the Congress in 2012? Interesting times ahead.

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Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:24 AM

3. And there is also the issue of the Senate not confirming Obama's nominees in a timely manner too,


compared to the past two president's nominees during the same time frame.



http://www.acslaw.org/sites/default/files/pdf/Judicial%20Nominations%20Stats%2001%2005%2012.pdf

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 08:02 AM

6. I've been trying to point out that it's not just about the USSC any more

the repubs have decided to go after Federal judicial nominations too. They are refusing to confirm Obama's nominees because they want to continue stacking the Federal courts with pro-business, anti-choice judges.

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Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 06:26 AM

4. I wonder where this congress ranks in the 112 for productivity?

I read the other day that the 112 is officially less productive than the do-nothing Congress that Truman ran against.

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Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 07:59 AM

5. K + R

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Response to joshcryer (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 08:07 AM

7. Imagine how that first list would look if....

...all the other bills that passed in the House weren't filibustered in the Senate by obstructionist republicans. It would be at least twice as long.

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