Daily Fix Poll: What's next for Congressional Democrats?
By Felicia Sonmez
From the economic stimulus package and health care reform to financial regulatory reform and border security, congressional Democrats have had a marathon legislative session over the past two years.
But as The Post's Paul Kane notes in today's paper, Democrats have now come face-to-face with the same dilemma that they've taken shots at their Republican counterparts for over the past two years: the lack of a clear message to sell to voters this fall.
There's plenty of options on the table for Democrats when Congress returns after Labor Day (!) including a "Make It in America" plan that would boost the manufacturing industry and benefit small business. There are also the increasingly distant possibilities of legislation on energy and immigration reform.
And then there's the option to do nothing at all (at least, nothing of the scale of the party's previous undertakings). That might aid candidates in districts where it's not advantageous to be seen as acting in lockstep with national Democrats so close to the midterm elections.
It's also possible that Democrats might want to fully focus their efforts on criticizing Republicans rather than attempt to push through any major initiatives.
With less than three months remaining until Election Day, what should be the next step for Democrats in Congress when they come back into session this fall? Make your choice, and tell us why, below.