NY Dems Mark President Obama’s First 100 Days in Office

NEW YORK, NY – New York State Democratic Committee Chair June O’Neill today issued the following statement recognizing the major accomplishments achieved during President Obama’s first 100 days in office:

“On January 20 we celebrated the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama. Today, as we look back at the past 100 days since he took office, we can be proud of the new course President Obama has put us on and of the major accomplishments that have been achieved.

President Obama has made our government work for Americans again. He passed an economic recovery package that will create millions of new jobs and passed a budget blueprint that invests in our future. The President also signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Act to ensure women are paid equally, lifted the ban federal funding for potentially life-saving stem research, and passed legislation to enhance the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.

In New York, these accomplishments have translated into $253 million in stimulus funds to create nearly 1,400 housing units, as well as $430 million for state wastewater infrastructure and $38 million for a green innovation grant program. Under Governor Paterson’s leadership, this money will be used on programs that will benefit New Yorkers and create economic stability for our state.

New York Democrats, with Governor Paterson at the helm, remain committed to delivering on the promises that were made in November. We will continue to work to elect more Democrats – like Scott Murphy – who will help contribute to the change we need, and we will continue to be staunch supporters and advocates of the work being done by our Democratic leaders in Washington and in Albany.”

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