Lame Now, 111th Congress Accomplished A Few Things

As Congress heads into its lame-duck session to face remaining business, now may be as good a time as any to note some of the legislation that it passed this year. Host Liane Hansen rattles off a few of the legislative items that have passed muster during the tenure of the 111th Congress.

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LIANE HANSEN, host:

As the 111th Congress heads into its lame duck session to face remaining business, now may be as good a time as any to note some of the legislation that it passed: HR-1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, created a $787 billion stimulus package.

HR-4173, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, was created to regulate mortgages, car loans and credit cards.

HR-4213 extended unemployment benefits, until this coming Tuesday at any rate.

HR numbers 23962 and 4872 passed major health care reform, though who knows what the 112th Congress has in store.

HR-1722, The Telework Enhancement Act, which allowed employees to click into work via cyberspace.

And finally, HR-5566, which seeks to prevent cruelty to our furry friends through the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act of 2010.

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