No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”
Of course, Twain was writing before it was common for Presidents to abuse their power with executive orders, otherwise he would have to amend that quote to "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session or the President is at work..."
Still, we can breathe a little easier this week since Congress is taking the week off for the President's Day recess.
Here's a rundown of the votes on the legislation highlighted in last week's Congressional Update:
HR 3442 (Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015)-- Passed 267-151.
HR 2017 (Provides relief for buffets, pizza parlors, grocery stores,and other business from the FDA's menu labeling rules)-- Passed 266-144.
Tags: Congress, FDA, nanny state, Sanctions, debt