So Now that Congress is Back, What Is It Up To?
The very, very important business of introducing bills for consideration by Congress has been going on this week. Aside from the symbolic first ten bills I blogged about yesterday, the Dems have been busy on their social agenda.
Up first is the “Prevention First Act” (PDF), a pet project of Harry Reid for the past few years. This will increase funding for Planned Parenthood, require insurers to provide contraceptive and other reproduction-related coverage, provide “Plan B” morning-after pills for emergency rooms, and require that all sex-education programs which receive federal funding include information about contraception.
On the Republican side of the aisle, Senator McCain introduced a bill to establish a United States Boxing Commission (PDF). Says the Senator: “Let there be no doubt, however, of the very basic and pressing need in professional boxing for a Federal boxing commission.” Without one, “the sport remains at risk.”