Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Post-Election Congress

I may have to take back some of my disparaging comments from today’s earlier blog (see: “Push for New Chemical Facility Security Law”). The letters to current Congressmen may be useful if the article I just read on Politico.com is correct. The article says that a post-election congressional session “seems all but certain” because Speaker Pelosi wants to pass an economic stimulus package before the end of the year. Of course, nothing was said in the article about a chemical facility security bill. One thing about Congress though, it isn’t a state legislature that can be called back into ‘special session’ to only address a single issue. If Congress is in session, anything can (but seldom does) happen. I’ll keep an eye on the Homeland Security and the Energy and Commerce Committees to see if they take any action on chemical facility security legislation. As of this morning, no hearings have been scheduled in either committee.

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