The Nation: Too Many Weeks?

When California Republican Don Edwards rose on the floor of the House of Representatives last week to introduce a resolution proclaiming National Family Week, he was exercising a hoary congressional reflex. No one ever objects to such innocuous legislation. But Representative Ken Hechler of West Virginia had had enough: "If my good friend from California can tell me what will come from the pending resolution, I will be glad to know." When Edwards could not, and, undaunted, went on a minute later to ask the House to proclaim National High Blood Pressure Week, Hechler threw down the gauntlet. Vowing to continue...

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