As the balance in power changes hands in Congress, a couple of Missouri Congressmen prepare to be part of the majority for the first time. St. Louis Congressman Russ Carnahan says he’s excited about being in the majority when Congress reconvenes in January, a Congress that he believes will hold the Bush Administration accountable about the war in Iraq. Carnahan says voters demonstrated they want change. Carnahan says the proper role of Congress is oversight, to be sure the troops have what they need, to be sure the country has a winning strategy and to hold the Bush Administration accountable if things don’t go well. Fellow St. Louis Congressman, Lacy Clay, agrees and adds that there are other issues Democrats want addressed. Clay says Congress needs to review the tax cuts pushed by President Bush, which he says only benefit the very rich. He says those tax cuts need to be more evenly distributed. Clay says Congress also should close the so-called “donut hole” in the federal prescription drug program.
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