Dingell Marks First 100 Days of the House Democratic Majority By Highlighting The Progress Being Made For The People
Washington, DC, April 12, 2019
Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) 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.
In the first 100 days, House Democrats have already moved quickly to advance bold health care legislation and aggressive oversight of abuses in healthcare that have had a direct impact on the lives of the American people. Dingell and the Energy and Commerce Committee passed a dozen bills – some bipartisan – that will lower prescription drug prices and make healthcare more affordable and accessible for Americans. Dingell and House Democrats introduced sweeping 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