Nancy Pelosi Maintains Firm Grip on Congress

RedTracker| US Speaker of the House Nancy Polosi’s approval ratings are south of 40 percent (still higher than Congress overall) but Politico reports that she’s maintained a firm grip on Congress.

Pelosi dropped the gauntlet on climate action, saying that she would not only force movement on the massive cap-and-trade bill before Congress recesses on July 4, but that she would pass the bill.

In saying that she would deliver victory on the Waxman-Markey climate-energy-bill, Nancy Pelosi took a big gamble, setting herself up for a daring political victory or the biggest defeat of her six months as President Barack Obama’s legislative ramrod.