Political gridlock is preventing lawmakers from bringing sanity to federal spending, according to Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D.
The current “run for cover Congress” is scheduled to work the fewest days of any Congress since the 1920s, Pomeroy said here at the annual meeting of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting, Falls Church, Va.
“Big things don’t get done,” Pomeroy said. “Meanwhile, we don’t get the small things done, either.”
The House has not had substantial meetings to discuss issues such as the situation in Iraq or the budget, and it has not even been able to turn a popular bill focusing on corporate-owned life insurance into law, Pomeroy said.
Pomeroy, brother of former North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Glenn Pomeroy, has sponsored the COLI bill with Rep. Thomas Reynolds, R-N.Y.