U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith on Wednesday said he's hopeful that new legislation aimed at reducing costs for small businesses soon will be passed.
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The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.
The 113th United States Congress will begin on January 3, 2013. There are at least 12 new senators (3R, 8D, 1I) and 67 new representatives (29R, 38D).
The modern encyclopedia Wikipedia says, "the term 'mainstream' media denotes those generally reflective of the prevailing currents of thought, influence or activity."
Our countrys founders limited the scope and power of the federal government for a reason. They feared centralized power would lead to the same type of tyranny from which they had just won independence.
Our democracy was threatened early this year by a presidential power play. On Jan. 4, President Obama announced his appointments of three individuals to the National Labor Relations Board, plus Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. These appointments were unprecedented and raise serious constitutional concerns.