Once again Republicans have announced a schedule for next week that is short on substance and long on trying to score political points.
Since the Floor Schedule continues to offer few opportunities for a real discussion of the issues, it is important to persist in talking about what Republicans have failed to accomplish:
- a budget
- a transportation bill
- an energy bill
- 12 appropriations bills, including homeland security
- a Defense Reauthorization bill
- legislation to end $4 billion in European Union sanctions on American manufacturers