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“Congress Will Reassert Its Constitutional Independence From The White House “

December 6, 2008

The Las Vegas Sun will print a story on Sunday that truly is in line with my views about the process of government.  Readers may know that I have long been concerned with the expansion of executive power for the President, while legislative power diminished.  The Sun will publish the following in the next edition of the paper.

I truly see light at the end of the tunnel after 8 years.  There is reason to think that we can turn lots of policy and actions around.  I know that this type of issue is real dry and boring for many Americans, except the process is all important to the end results, and too many never understand why this is true.

The new Congress will reassert its constitutional independence from the White House by barring the vice president from joining in internal Senate deliberations, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in an interview with The Sun. The move is intended to restore checks and balances to a system that tilted heavily toward the White House in the Bush presidency. By giving Vice President Dick Cheney regular access to Senate Republican caucuses, at times with White House advisers in tow, party unity became more important to many Republicans than upholding their responsibilities to provide legislative oversight of the executive, experts say. Asked if Vice-President Joe Biden will be allowed to attend Senate Democratic caucus meetings, Reid said: ‘Absolutely not.'”

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