Small Triumph For Shea-Porter

New Hampshire rookie Congresswoman Carole Shea-Porter scored her first legislative triumph Tuesday, getting her first sponsored piece of legislation passed by a resounding 417-2: House Resolution 266, "Supporting the goals and ideals of Professional Social Work Month and World Social Work Day."

OK, it's not a world-changer, but it counts -- and yes, she was a social worker herself before swiftly and improbably becoming someone who sponsors bills on the floor of the US House of Representatives.

And here's an impressive bit of trivia: both votes against her first bill were cast by declared candidates for President of the United States -- Ron Paul of Texas and Tom Tancredo of Colorado.

The text of the resolution is here, along with Shea-Porter's floor speech introducing it.

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