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Major Accomplishments of the 110th Congress

The House had a quick, successful start (Six for ‘06/100 Hours Agenda) and continued to build on that record of accomplishment throughout the Congress. Listed are selected highlights of the legislation signed into law:

 
MANY MAJOR INITIATIVES PASSED BY THE HOUSE WERE BLOCKED BY PRESIDENT BUSH'S VETOES (11), VETO THREATS (64) OR AN HISTORIC LEVEL OF FILIBUSTERS BY SENATE REPUBLICANS

Among the bills passed by the House that were blocked by the President's veto or obstruction by Republicans in the Senate were:

  • Responsible redeployment of U.S. troops from Iraq
  • Children's health insurance for 10 million children - SCHIP
  • Fall Economic Recovery and Stimulus Effort to create jobs, build essential infrastructure, help states meet soaring health care costs, expand emergency food programs, and extend Unemployment Insurance benefits
  • Expansion of life-saving Stem Cell Research
  • Giving Medicare the authority to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices, saving seniors hundreds of dollars a year
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to ensure women are paid equal pay for equal work
  • Curbing excessive oil speculation- which is inflating gas prices
  • Employee Free Choice Act to restore workers' rights by removing obstacles that prevent workers from choosing whether or not they want to form or join a union