Nancy Pelosi on Thursday became the first woman to hold the top spot in the House of Representatives, as Democrats took control of both chambers of Congress.
Incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Maryland Democrat, told reporters that Democrats would move quickly on rules changes.
"On Thursday and Friday, we're going to adopt rules that will change the way the people's house operates to ensure its integrity, to ensure its openness and to ensure its transparency," Hoyer said Wednesday.
And that, more than anything, is what needs to be at the top of the agenda, right alongside increased oversight for Iraq and the administration's blunders there.
Let's hopt the Democrats can clean up things in Congress; I can't see that there should be any real opposition from the GOP to new rules for open and honest government, unless they really are a party of crooks.
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