The 75th anniversary of Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina (Rep. Henry Brown – Natural Resources)
Supporting the goals and ideals of "National Life Insurance Awareness Month" (Rep. Biggert – Oversight and Government Reform)
Recognizing the establishment of Hunters for the Hungry programs across the United States and the contributions of those programs efforts to decrease hunger and help feed those in need (Rep. Gingrey – Agriculture)
to name a few. Admittedly, there are a couple that need to be taken care of, like The Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2007 (Rep. Rangel – Ways and Means)and the Pesticide Registration Improvement Renewal Act (Sen. Harkin – Agriculture). I realize that the daily business of the country still needs to be attended to in between hearings and investigations but come on. An anniversary for a garden and life insurance? There has GOT to be a better way to prioritize the time spent for our elected officials, beyond earning brownie points with local constituencies. If we want Congress to reflect our priorities, and act on them, than we need to stop wasting their time with small, localized issues that are better handled at the state level. No wonder people have the impression that nothing ever gets done.