Friday, January 19, 2007

Pelosi Completes 100-Hour Agenda -- Early

With the passing of energy legislation Thursday that revoked massive government subsidizing of big oil companies and paved the way for the country's greater energy independence, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi accomplished the goals she said the new Democratic Congress would achieve in its first 100 working hours.

The energy bill passed yesterday was the sixth of six items that Pelosi promised to push through in the first few weeks of Democratic control in the House of Representatives -- and it was all done in only 42 hours of floor time.

Here's the work that's been done, along with short video of each bill passing, courtesy of Speaker Pelosi's web site:

Implement the 9/11 Commission Recommendations

January 9, 2007 at 7:17 PM, 299 - 128 Watch the vote:

Increase the Minimum Wage

January 10, 2007 at 5:10 PM, 315 - 11 Watch the vote:

Expand Stem Cell Research

January 11, 2007 at 3:11 PM, 253 - 174 Watch the vote:

Allow Negotiation for Lower Prescription Drug Costs

January 12, 2007 at 2:22 PM, 255 - 170 Watch the vote:

Cut Interest Rates on Student Loans

January 17, 2007 at 5:35 PM, 356 - 71 Watch the vote:

End Subsidies for Big Oil and Invest in Renewable Energy

January 18, 2007 at 6:09 PM, 264 - 163 Watch the vote:

"Today, Democrats stood united to say that we have kept our promise to the American people," said Speaker Pelosi after yesterday's vote.

And that, Republicans, is how it’s done.