You know what mattered, I think? The CR: that is, the decision by the Democrats to pass on an opportunity for a budget showdown. I suppose it's also a decision by the Republicans to pass, too, although it seemed to me that this one would have been a much better playing field for the Democrats. We'll see...the next showdown opportunity will be over the debt limit, with Republicans so far sending mixed signals. After that, the end of the fiscal year.
As far as the budget resolutions...it's nice to see the Senate functioning properly for a change, but other than that I doubt that it matters very much at all.
So that's two budget-related items, but of course there's plenty more going on. What did you notice? What do you think mattered this week?