Conservatives have had quite a bit on their plate during the first quarter of 2010. Just trying to deconstruct the the health care reform legislation was exhausting, let alone taking the time to fight passage. Now we’ve got cap-and-trade and immigration reform right around the corner.
I certainly hope you’re not exhausted, since Democrats are eying to do damage the economy, with cap-and-tax and amnesty teed-up within weeks. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has been busy, and he wants the political spotlight and he’s not up for re-election until 2014. First, immigration reform. From the Wall Street Journal with a hat tip to Allahpundit at Hot Air.
Brown, in an interview with the Journal’s Neil King Jr., said the president was giving him a heads-up that immigration was coming down the pike and he should give it some serious thought. The senator promised to look closely at the bipartisan bill that Sens. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) and Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) are trying to produce.
The phone call was clear, immigration legislation will be proposed within the next 30 days. I assume this means the Senate version and I have not looked into what’s going on in the House.
An environmental coalition publicized a new U.S. draft report on climate change on Monday, one week before the expected unveiling of a compromise U.S. Senate bill that aims to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Exit questions. The weather is warming up, and Americans will spend more time outside and less reading blogs and watching the news. Is this a good time for Democrats to push for these initiatives, or will they be happy with health reform? Do conservatives care enough to do the research into the legislation that will soon be released for public review?
The way I figure it, they are going to loose seats and possibly control of both Houses in November, so why not go for broke?
My guess is I’ll be spending some time at OpenCongress.org during the next month or so. Will you?