First 100 Hours of Congress Ends Promisingly

As opposition continues over the future in Iraq. House Democrats do have reasons to celebrate. They passed all six bills on their first 100 hours agenda.

Some of the bills passed include industry tax breaks, raising the minimum wage, expanding stem cell research and lowering prescription drug prices for medicare patients.

"We have demonstrated that the Congress of the United States is not a place where good ideas, optimism of the American people die," said Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the house.

But now the bills face possible changes in the Senate. The Democrats hold only a slim majority. Republicans are poised to demand changes.

A presidential veto is also a huge hurdle for the Democrats' agenda. President Bush is expected to veto the measure that passed on stem cell research and medicare drug prices.


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