Amid the bustle of holiday preparations and the turmoil of day-to-day politics, some important changes are slipping by unnoticed. One of them is the fact that Senator Edward Kennedy has resigned his seat on the Senate’s Judiciary Committee, a post he has held for many years. Thankfully he is only giving up one committee and not his many other responsibilities in the Senate. This will give him more time to work on changes in the country’s Healthcare system–changes long overdue which Senator Kennedy has championed during his more than forty year tenure in the Senate. As a strong voice for people whose needs are often ignored by Congressional leaders, Senator Kennedy has supported most of the important social legislation of our times. His voice on the Judiciary Committee will be missed, but we hope he will serve many more years in the Senate. It would be hard to get along without him.
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