Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Adults Are in Charge of the House

Finally, the wait is over, and the Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives. It's nice to see Nancy Pelosi back in the saddle as the Speaker of the House. She managed to articulate her legislative priorities while calling for responsible governance in DC:

In a cute move, she invited first her grandchildren, then all children present, to join her as she took her oath of office:

It's nice to see her instilling civic virtue in the youth. Speaking of youth, the average age of the Congress will drop by ten years, though the incoming class of Reps is more mature than the spoiled 'Freedom Caucus' fratholes who dominated the previous Congress. The 116th Congress also has the most women and people of color in history. While the GOP Senate and the asshole in the White House will ensure that no substantive legislation gets passed by the House, the very fact that they have investigative power is, as Joe Biden would put it, a big fucking deal. In one predictable, but welcome, development, Maxine Waters indicated that she would spend 'some of her time' on subpoenas and investigations:

It's nice to see some adults in the Capitol building, albeit a younger crowd than usual. Already, 2019 is looking like it's going to be a better year than the last two.

1 comment:

mikey said...

VERY disappointed in her addition of PayGo into the rules bill. Another stupid self-own.

But in general, yes. All this is to position for 2020. Spell out what they mean when they say Medicare for all, what they'd like to do about tuition costs and Pre-K education and talk in some specifics about investment and fiscal policy...