The 100 Hour Agenda
During the 2006 elections, House Democrats promised to take our country in a New Direction, that a Democratic Majority would bring the change that our country so desperately needed. House Democrats wasted no time and within the first 100 hours can now stand united to say that we have kept our promise to the American people. Our successes are just the beginning. We have opened the 110th Congress with a tone that will continue throughout, which is one of cooperation, consensus and compromise that will see beyond party lines. Now, House Democrats are setting our sights beyond the first 100 hours to make America safe and strong for the future.
Among wide bipartisan support, the House passed the following items since the opening days of the 110th Congress:
In the first 100 hours:
|We will start by cleaning up Congress, ending the link between lobbyists and legislation.
H.Res. 6, Title II, "Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Tenth Congress." passed 430-1, Jan. 4th, 2007
|We will commit to pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending.
H.Res. 6, Title IV, "Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives for the One Hundred Tenth Congress." passed 280-152, Jan. 5th, 2007
|We will make our nation safer by implementing the recommendations of the independent, bipartisan 9/11 Commission.
H.R. 1, "Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007." passed 299-128, Jan. 9th, 2007
|We will make our economy fairer, and start by raising the minimum wage. We will not pass a pay raise for Congress until there is an increase in the minimum wage.
H.R. 2, "Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007." passed 315-116, Jan. 10th, 2007
|We will promote stem cell research to offer real hope to the millions of American families who suffer from devastating diseases.
H.R. 3, "Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act." passed 253-174, Jan. 11th, 2007
|We will make health care more affordable for all Americans, and we will begin by fixing the Medicare prescription drug program, putting seniors first by negotiating lower drug prices.
H.R. 4, "Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act." passed 255-170, Jan. 12th, 2007
|We will broaden college opportunity, and we will begin by cutting interest rates for student loans in half.
H.R. 5, "College Student Relief Act of 2007." passed 356-71, Jan. 17th, 2007
|We will energize America by achieving energy independence, and we will begin by rolling back the multi-billion dollar subsidies for Big Oil.
H.R. 6, "Creating Long-Term Energy Alternatives for the Nation Act." passed 264-163, Jan. 18th, 2007