CONGRESS.ORG WEEKLY UPDATE January 7, 2007
100 HOURS OF LEGISLATION
First 100 Hours
The new Democratic House leadership intends to spend the first “100 hours” of the legislative session to vote on legislation the Democrats believe are important to the voters. Weigh in with your views on these issues and we will tabulate the results daily.
LOWER MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICES
Should Congress repeal laws that prevent the government from negotiating discount drug purchases from drug companies?
– Yes, the government should negotiate for prices the same way big companies do for purchases.
FUND STEM CELL RESEARCH
President Bush vetoed a bill to increase federal funding for certain types of stem cell research, but Democrats will try again this year. Do you support a bill for public funding of embryonic stem cell research?
– Yes, we need public funds for stem cell research to ensure this research is done quickly.
PAY AS YOU GO RULES
To help reduce the deficit, House Democratic leaders propose budget rules that requiring Congress to pass spending cuts or tax hikes to offset any new spending or tax cuts. Do you support this?
– Yes, Congress needs rules to prevent it from spending more than it takes in.