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Old and New CongressOld Congress and New Congress – What Can We the People Expect?

Be Sure to Visit the Show Notes after the live session – Nov. 19th at 1:00 EDT We will have a quick election summary and then look at Article 1 Section 4 ; Amendment XX Section 1 and 2 ; The Issues Facing Congress; Amnesty and Obama’s 10-Part Plan; Article 1 Section 8; The Court Appointments; Attorney General Appointment & Keystone Pipeline and more!

Show Notes:
Election summary – use Weekly standard
Old Congress/New Congress, (1113th/114th) how it works – votes still being counted

When they meet:

Article I Section. 4.
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.

Passed by Congress March 2, 1932. Ratified January 23, 1933.
Section 1.
The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.
Section 2.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.

Lets get into the issues now facing Congress:

Amnesty – EXCLUSIVE: President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action — including suspending deportations for millions — as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News.

Article I Section. 8.
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
4. To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

Court Appointments – explain cloture

Attorney General Appointment – President Obama could hardly have found a less polarizing choice to succeed Eric Holder as head the Department of Justice than Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Her nomination will be a good test of intentions for Republicans who say they want to govern rather than merely obstruct the president.
For starters, Ms. Lynch, 55, has already been confirmed — twice — by the Senate, once when she served as chief federal prosecutor in Brooklyn under President Clinton (1999-2001), and again in the same position under President Obama since 2010. Her qualifications are not in doubt.

Keystone Pipeline – Reid/Landrieu (Cassidy leads by 16 points)
• 30,000 jobs to star with …well paying
• Boost to domestic manufacturing
• Lower gas prices at the pumps
• Reduce dependence on middle eastern and other foreign sources

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