Week of February 23, 2004

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Once again, the House Republican Leadership has announced an extremely light schedule for the House Floor.  This weak schedule is indicative of what the American people can expect of the GOP controlled Congress this year

As one aide to Speaker Hastert was quoted as saying earlier this year in Roll Call [1/5/04]: “I don’t think anyone believes this is going to be an ambitious legislative session.”

Meanwhile, unemployment remains stubbornly high, job growth is sluggish at best, health care costs continue to skyrocket, schools are struggling and the deficit is set to balloon.  And Congress is poised to do nothing to confront the pressing issues facing America.

Please find attached several articles regarding this issue and a sample press release to send to your local media.

Thomas also has links to the total number of legislative days for each session of Congress for the last few decades.