Wednesday, October 24, 2007

House Hits 1,000 Votes Mark

WASHINGTON, (AP) -- If you listen to Republicans, Democrats haven't accomplished much since taking over Congress last January, but they did reach one landmark Wednesday with the holding of a record 1,000th vote of the year.

The vote was on a bill to give self-autonomy to Native Hawaiians, extending the previous record of 942 votes in a year set in 1978. With this session of Congress expected to drag on well into December, the final figure should be far above that of previous Congresses.

"Our job is to take America in a new direction, and we are working hard to do that," said Brendan Daly, spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.......

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