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Congressman Bishop Marks First 100 Days of the House Democratic Majority By Highlighting The Progress Being Made For The People
By Sentinel News Wire
Published April 24, 2019

Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.

WASHINGTON, DC –  Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) marked 100 days since the new House Democratic Majority was sworn in on January 3rd, highlighting swift legislative progress on core pillars of House Democrats’ For The People legislative agenda.

“House Democrats promised the American people swift action on our For The People agenda, and 100 days in, we’re well on our way,” said Bishop. “We passed our landmark HR 1, For The People Act, to clean up Washington and put the people’s interests ahead of the special interests.  We’re advancing vital new bills to lower health costs and prescription drug prices, and doing the work investigating the needs in our communities to assemble a bold investment in rebuilding America’s infrastructure.  From passing gun violence prevention and strengthened Violence Against Women Act, to the Paycheck Fairness Act, and restoring Net Neutrality protections, our House Majority is busy taking action.”

In the first 100 days, House Democrats have already moved quickly to advance bold health care legislation and aggressive oversight of abuses in health care that have had a direct impact on the lives of the American people.  On day one of the Congress, House Democrats voted to throw the full legal weight of the House of Representatives against the Texas v. United States lawsuit backed by President Trump which would dismantle protections for people with pre-existing conditions and strike down the Affordable Care Act.  Under Democrats, House committees have already held more than 25 health care hearings and markups, reporting 13 bills out of committee to lower health costs and prescription drug prices.  House Democrats have also introduced sweeping new legislation, the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act (H.R. 1884), which would lower health insurance premiums for an estimated 13 million Americans, according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

Democrats’ signature infrastructure plan is also underway, with House Committees already having held more than 35 hearings on America’s infrastructure needs, and the Rebuild America’s Schools Act (H.R.865) already reported out of the Education and Labor Committee.

With Democrats holding the gavel, the House of Representatives has passed key legislation, including:

  • H.R. 1 – For The People Act
  • H.R. 7 – Paycheck Fairness Act
  • H.R. 8–  Bipartisan Background Checks Act
  • H.R. 1112 – Enhanced Background Checks Act
  • H.R. 268 – Disaster supplemental funding
  • H.R. 676 – NATO Support Act
  • H.R. 840 – Veterans Access to Child Care Act
  • H.R. 1585 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
  • H.R. 1644 – Save The Internet Act

“I’m proud of what we’ve already done in the first 100 days, and I’m working hard to deliver more progress for the people it’s my honor to represent in Washington,” said Bishop.

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