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The First 100 Hours and How to Track Them

That’s Congressional time folks, so don’t expect rapid fire law passing. Those 100 hours only include time spent in session and exclude time spent debating. By that rate, they should be wrapping up just before Bush gives his State of the Union address on Jan. 23. 100hours.jpg

The House had originally planned to pass four laws successively this week but President Bush's planned speech on Iraq this Wednesday has shifted the Democrats' schedule for these bills. Those laws would enact recommendations from the 9/11 commission, raise the minimum wage to $7.25 over two years, pass a law supporting research of human stem cells like the one vetoed by Bush last year (his only veto), and lower Medicare prescription drug prices.

So what will happen to these laws? Interested citizens can use Govtrack.us to keep track of the legislation they’re interested in. Search for bills by number, keyword, subject, committee, etc… then be notified through a free account when there are any changes to them. You can also track by issue or monitor the voting habits of your elected representatives. To track those initial four laws, search for H.R. 1 through H.R. 4, or click below:

  • H.R. 1: Enacting 9/11 commission recommendations
  • H.R. 2: Raising minimum wage
  • H.R. 3: Human stem cell research
  • H.R. 4: Medicare prescription drug prices

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