What Should Congress Be Working On?

Weigh in with your early agenda for Congress.

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Some new members of Congress may not have found the restrooms yet, but it's not too early to predict that this will be one interesting congressional session. As promised, the new House GOP majority is moving quickly to make its views known on a number of issues—even if whatever they pass turns out to be symbolic as it withers in the Senate. But it's clear that the old guard and the new Tea Party-backed members are feeling the impatience of agitated voters who want action on issues from jobs to spending. Some with a longer view see the session as a way to frame the 2012 presidential election. What would you like to see the House accomplish in the next two weeks? Are there votes that matter? Issues that need to be put on the table? I'd like to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

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