Laying the groundwork

May 2007
Hill;5/11/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 56, p16
The author reflects on the U.S. Democratic Party's winning of control in the Congress in November 2006. The author stresses that since the party won in the 2006 elections, some Democratic lawmakers floated the idea of scrapping the planned 700-mile fence along the border with Mexico that was included in legislation signed into law during the year. They are also considering the repeal of the 2002 authorization for the war in Iraq.


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