Friday, January 12, 2007

100 Hours

Here's Nancy Pelosi's statement. Let's check it off:

With our new Democratic Majority, House Democrats have pledged to honor the American people's faith in us, and restore America's faith in the future with a New Direction for America. Our New Direction begins now with a commitment to integrity, civility, and fiscal responsibility. We believe the voice of every American should be heard. We will work to make our nation safer, our economy fairer, and health care more affordable. We will work to broaden college opportunity, break the link between lobbyists and legislation, and commit to pay-as-you-go budgeting. These are the principles by which we will govern. And under these principles we will take our country in a new direction.

Democrats will introduce this legislation on the first day of the new Congress, and will pass it within the first 100 legislative hours. This new direction represents the priorities of a unified Democratic Party. This is our pledge to the American people.

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 V, "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.

We will energize America by achieving energy independence, and we will begin by rolling back the multi-billion dollar subsidies for Big Oil.

We will guarantee a dignified retirement, and we will begin by fighting any attempt to privatize Social Security.

8 days in; only three items to go, and they are being voted on next week.

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