Some coming attractions have come to light as to changes that will be made in the House when the GOP takes over majority leadership.
One of the first announced to be on the cutting board is the Select Committee on Global Warming. It was set up by Speaker Pelosi as a vehicle to push cap and trade legislation. Just a quick look at the home page of the website tells the viewer this is a far left, environmentally radical opinion of our world.
“We have pledged to save taxpayers’ money by reducing waste and duplication in Congress. The Select Committee on Global Warming — which was created to provide a political forum to promote Washington Democrats’ job-killing national energy tax — was a clear example, and it will not continue in the 112th Congress,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Minority Leader John Boehner, Ohio Republican.
At a time when our economy is struggling to rebound, it is good to do away with an unnecessary hyper alarmist venue which allows far left politicians to bash the development of our country and the punishing of prosperity.
No more wasting time with proclamations of congratulatory this and that for athletes, sport teams and the like. The new rule proposed by the transition team would prohibit any bill that "expresses appreciation, commends, congratulates, celebrates, recognizes the accomplishments of, or celebrates the anniversary of an entity, event, group, individual, institution, team or government program; or acknowledges or recognizes a period of time for such purposes." It would still allow members of Congress to propose legislation naming post offices in their districts.
And, it still permits statements of condolences and the like to recognize difficult times.
Also, a bit of House renovation - a new restroom for women in the House. The irony is not lost that it takes a male new Speaker of the House to re-model for a new restroom for the women lawmakers - something the first female Speaker of the House failed to do.
Incoming House Speaker John Boehner is tearing down the Parliamentarian’s office to build female members of Congress a restroom.
Currently, only male lawmakers are afforded the ability to walk steps from the House floor to use the restroom. Women must walk across Statuary Hall to the Lindy Claiborne Boggs room, but the 71 women who will serve in the 112th Congress will be able to walk out the Democratic side of the chamber straight to the bathroom.
It's a start.