The First 100 Days
Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on House Democrats' accomplishments during the first 100 days of the 110th Congress, which ends on Saturday, April 14:
Pelosi: End of First 100 Days Is Only the Beginning of a New Direction for All Americans
"From the first hours Democrats held the majority in Congress, we have worked to provide a new direction for the American people.
"Beginning with the first 100 hours, the House passed, with broad bipartisan support, legislation to make America safer at home; make our economy stronger and fairer; make college more accessible; make health care more affordable; advance embryonic stem cell research; and bring us closer to our goal of energy independence. We restored openness and accountability to our government with tough ethical reforms.
"In the first 100 days, Democrats provided our nation with a long overdue new direction on the war in Iraq that supports both our troops and our veterans. We restored fiscal responsibility with a budget that reflects our American values, extends health care coverage to uninsured children, provides aid to the survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and restores critical funding for education, law enforcement, and medical research.
"This week, we mark the end of the first 100 days, but only the beginning of a new direction for all Americans. Democrats will continue to defend our country and grow our economy while restoring confidence in the Congress and our government."
For an in-depth look at House Democrats' accomplishments, click here.