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Welcome to the 112th Congress

The 112th Congress will be sworn in on Wednesday January 5, 2011. This Congress is the result of the disappointing 2010 election, and will have to go a long way to match the achievements of the 111th Congress.  As opposed to real legislative achievements, they plan on rolling back health care and launching full-scale investigations into the Obama Administration.   With grassroots activists all over the nation, ADA will keep a close eye on the new Republican agenda.

Expected Leadership Roles

The leadership roles for the 112th Congress are expected to be: 

House:  Speaker - John Boehner (R-OH); Majority Leader - Eric Cantor (R-VA); Majority Whip - Kevin McCarthy ( R-CA); Minority Leader - Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)  Minority Whip - Steny Hoyer (D-MD)
Senate: Majority Leader - Harry Reid (D-AZ); Majority Whip - Dick Durbin (D-IL); Minority Leader - Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Minority Whip - Jon Kyl (R-AZ)

Tomorrow is the Last Day to Win $500!

Tomorrow is the last day to submit your essays for the "What Would Martin Do?" essay contest sponsored by the ADA Education Fund.  $500 in saving bonds goes to the top prize winner and 2 runners up will each receive $100 in saving bonds.  More details here! 

The essay contest is held in conjunction with the "What Would Martin Do?" symposium to be held by the ADA Education Fund on January 14th.  As tribute to Dr. King on his birthday, a diverse panel will discuss how the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. might address key policy issues facing our country in the 21st century.


  • Be sure to catch ADA next Monday on the Union Edge Radio show discussing the new Congress, the new unemployment report and other pressing policy issues.
  • Friday, January 7th the latest unemployment figures will be released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The official unemployment rate is expected to fall to 9.7%.  That would be an improvement over 2010, evidence that the Great Recession continues.

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