Thursday, January 18, 2007
Putnam criticizes Dems' '100 hours' as it comes to close
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- As Congress considers the final piece of the House Democrat's six-bill '100 hour' agenda, House GOP Conference Chairman Adam Putnam on Thursday said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, "has squandered a historic opportunity to work with Republicans."
"After a series of broken promises, twisted arms, and fishy loopholes, the biggest dog-and-pony show in modern legislative history ends today," the Florida Republican said in a statement. "It is unfortunate that at the expense of bipartisan due process, Democrats have rammed through the House a watered-down slate of so-called reforms that will never become law in their current form."
House Democrats successfully passed the first five bills of their six-bill agenda in 34 hours and 33 minutes of legislative time, according to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer's official clock.
The House takes up the Democrats' final bill -- legislation that proposes to end subsidies for oil companies -- Thursday.
-- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
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