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House Democrats have a New Direction for America that advances the right priorities – to make our nation safer and our economy fairer; to make health care and college more affordable; to energize America with energy independence; and to guarantee a dignified retirement for all Americans. These initiatives – the product of a united Democratic House Caucus working together with our Senate colleagues - are our priorities for the 109th Congress. We are committed to building an America where all families can live and prosper in diverse, safe, and vibrant communities.
The 109th Congress has been one marked by failure and inaction. Republicans have failed to implement the 9/11 Commission recommendations and fully protect the American people. They have failed to lessen the middle-class squeeze, denying a long overdue increase in the minimum wage for millions of hard-working Americans.
The Waste, Fraud and Abuse Truth Squad conducts oversight of the Bush Administration’s handling of taxpayer dollars. Under the Bush Administration’s watch, billions of taxpayer's dollars have been squandered, contributing to the largest annual deficits in our nation’s history. The Golden Drain Award is given to those who fail to provide meaningful oversight or hold the Administration accountable despite documented instances of waste, fraud and abuse.
Cancer claims the lives of 1,500 American people every day. Rep. Higgins, in response to President Bush’s 2007 budget cuts that reduced the National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding by nearly $40 million, is sponsoring legislation that would entirely fund the NCI.
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House Democrats believe that America needs a New Direction that provides opportunity, security and prosperity for all Americans. Lavish tax cuts for a privileged few, fiscal irresponsibility and a culture of corruption have steered our nation in the wrong direction. House Democrats can turn it around.
A New Direction for America
House and Senate Democrats unveiled the comprehensive Democratic plan to protect America: Real Security. The Democratic plan for Real Security will protect Americans and restore our country’s position of international leadership. Despite their tough talk, Republican's incompetence has made America less safe. Democrats offer policies to provide the real security that Americans expect and demand. Learn more
The talent, intellect, and entrepreneurial spirit of the American people have made this nation the leader in economic and technological advancements. House Democrats believe American leadership is fueled by national investments in an educated and skilled workforce, groundbreaking federal research and development by public and private sectors, and a steadfast commitment to being the most competitive and innovative nation in the world. Learn more