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Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Mother Time, a.k.a. Speaker Pelosi, starts the clock
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Months after retaking Congress pledging swift action on a host of issues, House Democrats officially kick-started their "100 hours" of legislative activity Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET.

The self-imposed, self-designed time period began an hour later than first anticipated, beginning with debate of a bill to enact recommendations of the 9/11 commission. As defined by Democrats, the "100 hours" are not continuous nor do they include all activity taking place in the House of Representatives, being limited to issue-oriented debates and votes.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, led the effort, having been the most prominent champion of the "100 hours" plan.
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