Thursday, April 16, 2009

Minnick's First 100 Days

(*Editor's Note: The following statement was released yesterday. April 15th, by the office of Congressman Walt Minnick, the Democratic representative in the U.S. House for Idaho's 1st district.)

Minnick releases report on first 100 days in office

Meridian, ID – Idaho Congressman Walt Minnick today released a report detailing the work done by his office during the first 100 days of the 111th Congress.

“I’m pleased that we were able to quickly get our offices up and running and take up the challenging, important and satisfying work of helping the people of Idaho,” Minnick said.

During his first 100 days in office, Minnick introduced key pieces of legislation, including a major reform of the financial system and comprehensive tax relief for small businesses and their employees. He also introduced and won unanimous approval for a measure to help prevent major forest fires in insect-infested forests. And Minnick received national attention for his firm stance for more accountability in Washington, D.C.

“Although I have been fortunate to have had some legislative success, I am most proud of the work my office has done to help people obtain their Social Security benefits, to help veterans receive medical care and to help people stay in their homes,” Minnick said. “We do important work in Washington, D.C., but the most important work is done at home, in Idaho.”

Minnick returns to the First Congressional District nearly every weekend. He has traveled the entire District during his first 100 days, visiting with constituents at town-hall meetings, touring local businesses, talking to local leaders about the state of Idaho’s economy and meeting with elected officials from Homedale to Bonners Ferry.
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