Outlook for the 111th Congress & President-elect Barack Obama

October 2008
Venulex Legal Summaries;2008 Q4, Special section p1
This article reports on the challenges facing the new Barack Obama administration and Congress, according to former Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle. Some of these issues, Daschle notes, include the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, health care reform, and climate change. Amid these challenges, the newly elected president and Congress face unlimited opportunities if everyone is prepared to share the responsibility and credit. Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole encourages Americans to get ready for the challenges ahead.


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