This year the House passed all but one of the reforms that make up the G.O.P.'s Contract with America. Only three, however, have been signed into law. The rest have yet to make it to the President's desk. A progress report:
THE CONTRACT'S PREAMBLE: MAKING CONGRESS ACCOUNTABLE
Gingrich's first legislative victory this year was passing a law that subjects the Speaker and his colleagues to the same labor and civil-rights laws that apply to private-sector employers. Clinton signed the bill in January.
1. CUTTING SPENDING
The House approved an amendment to the Constitution requiring that the budget be balanced, but...