Stalled Legislation: First Cap and Trade, Now Health Care

by Sal on July 10, 2009

in Politics

It’s been a bad week for Obama from a legislative point of view.  Yesterday it was reported that Cap and Trade was going to be put on hold by the Senate until the fall, dealing a blow to his goal of having two major pieces of legislation signed by the August recess.  Now, it appears that health care reform has stalled in the House of Representatives, due to Blue Dog Democrats expressing their serious reservations about the process and content of the draft legislation.

Both of these delays are very bad news for Obama.  Once Congress comes back from their August recess, much of the work needs to be done on the budget for FY 2010.  Additionally, with his popularity plummeting, Obama had hoped to get these two major pieces of legislation rushed through before the American people caught on.  The delays will make it very difficult to debate pass both pieces of legislation this session, and Obama will not have the political capital in September/October that he has right now.

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Moogie P July 10, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Pleez, pleez, pleezpleez, pleez! Hang tuff, Mike Ross (D-AR)!!!


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