Apr 17, 2015

The First 100 Days

You can get a lot done in 100 days.

When the People’s House showed up to work in January, we had a mission.

As Majority Leader McCarthy said, the House was going to pass bipartisan bills that increase freedom, promote opportunity, and make our government accountable. And the House has done just that.

In 100 days, the House passed dozens of bills to support North American energy independence, reduce the tax burden on the American people, grow our economy, reform the out of control bureaucracy, and so much more. Committees have been at work crafting the solutions for a changing future, the House has been moving bills to the floor with determination to achieve a more prosperous and free America, and we continue to listen to the priorities of the American people.

Below is just a snapshot of some of the bills the House passed in its first 100 days.

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NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY INDEPENDENCE:

H.R. 3/S. 1, Keystone Pipeline

  • President’s third VETO in his presidency
  • 29 Democrats supported

  H.R. 161, Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform

  • 14 Democrats supported

H.R. 351, ​Expediting LNG Exports

  • 41 Democrats supported

 

TAX FREEDOM:

H.R. 644, Fighting Hunger Incentive Act

  • 39 Democrats supported (2/3 of Members present and voting following President’s veto threat)

H.R. 636, Small Business Tax Relief Act

  • 33 Democrats supported

H.R. 529, Improving and Expanding College Savings Plans

  • 161 Democrats supported

H.R. 1105, Repealing the Death Tax

  • 7 Democrats supported

H.R. 622, Making Permanent State and Local Sales Tax Deduction

  • 34 Democrats supported

 

GROWING SMALL BUSINESS:

H.R. 37, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act

  • 29 Democrats supported

 H.R. 527, ​Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

  • 19 Democrats supported

 

FIGHTING MODERN DAY SLAVERY:

H.R. 514, Human Trafficking Prioritization Act

  • Unanimous support

H.R. 515, International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking

  • Unanimous support

H.R. 357, Human Trafficking Prevention Act

  • Unanimous support

H.R. 468, Enhancing Services for Runaway and Homeless Victims for Youth Trafficking Act of 2015

  • Unanimous support

H.R. 469, Strengthening Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act of 2015

  • Unanimous support

H.R. 246, To improve the response to victims of child sex trafficking

  • Unanimous support

H.R. 398, Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015

  • Unanimous support

H.R. 460, Human Trafficking Detection Act of 2015

  • Unanimous support

H.R. 350, Human Trafficking Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery Act of 2015

  • Unanimous support

H.R. 159, Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act of 2015

  • Unanimous support

H.R. 181, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015

  • Unanimous support

H.R. 285, Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act of 2015

  • Unanimous support

 

SUPPORTING OUR VETERANS:

H.R. 203, Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Act

  • Unanimous support
  • Became LAW

H.R. 22, Hire More Heroes Act

  • Unanimous support

H.R. 294, Long-Term Care Veteran Choice Act

  • Unanimous support

H.R. 280, To recoup bonuses and awards paid to employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Unanimous support

 

PROTECTING THE UNBORN:

 H.R. 7, No Taxpayer Funded Abortions

 

PATIENT-CENTERED HEALTH CARE:

 H.R. 30, Save the American Workers Act

  • 12 Democrats supported

 H.R. 596, Obamacare Repeal

 

EMPOWERING AMERICA’S WORKERS:

 S. J. Res. 8, Stopping National Labor Relations Board AMBUSH elections

  • President’s FOURTH veto

 

A BALANCED BUDGET FOR A STRONGER AMERICA:

✓ H. Con. Res. 27, Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

 

REAL ENTITLEMENT REFORM:

  H.R. 2, SGR Repeal & Strengthening Medicare

  • 392 Members of Congress supported


REGULATORY REFORM:

 H.R. 185, Regulatory Accountability Act

 H.R. 1030, Secret Science Reform Act

 H.R. 1029, EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act

 

HOLDING THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE: 

 H.R. 1058, Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act

  • Unanimous support

 H.R. 1152, IRS Email Transparency Act

  • Unanimous support

 H.R. 1026, Taxpayer Knowledge of IRS Investigations Act

  • Unanimous support

 H.R. 1314, Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal

  • Unanimous support

 H.R. 1295, IRS Bureaucracy Reduction and Judicial Review Act

  • Unanimous support

 H.R. 709, Prevent Targeting at the IRS Act

  • Unanimous support

 H.R. 1104, Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act

  • Unanimous support

 H.R. 1562, Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2015

  • Unanimous support