The Republicans' "Contract With America" pledged that during the first 100 days of the 104th Congress, the following legislation would be brought to the House floor for debate and a vote. To help readers follow the status of legislative items, the Monitor is providing this scorecard. m = Going backward; , = Going forward; r = No action; = Passed FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT Balanced-budget amendment , Passed House.1 Line-item veto , Passed House. TAKING BACK OUR STREETS ACT Truth in sentencing , Passed House. Exclusionary rule exemptions , Passed House. Effective death-penalty provisions , Passed House. Increased prison construction , Passed House.2 Additional law enforcement , Passed House. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT - House hearings continue. Welfare spending cuts r Welfare to minor mothers stopped r AFDC for additional children denied r Welfare limited to two years r Welfare work requirements r FAMILY REINFORCEMENT ACT - House hearings continue. Child-support enforcement r Tax incentives for adoption r Parental rights in education r Stronger child-pornography laws r Elderly dependent-care tax credit r AMERICAN DREAM RESTORATION ACT - House hearings continue. $500 per-child tax credit r Marriage tax repealed r "American Dream IRA Accounts" r NATIONAL SECURITY REVITALIZATION ACT Limit UN peacekeeping role , Passed House. Stronger national defense m Missile-defense plan defeated. SENIOR CITIZENS FAIRNESS ACT - House hearings continue. Higher Social Security earning limit r Repeal 1993 SS benefits tax hike r Tax break for home care for elderly r JOB CREATION/WAGE ENHANCEMENT ACT Small-business incentives r Capital-gains tax cut r Larger depreciation deductions r Risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis r Stronger Regulatory Flexibility Act , House vote set for midweek.4 Unfunded-mandate reform , Passed House. Passed Senate.5 COMMON SENSE LEGAL REFORM ACT - House hearings continue. "Loser pays" laws r Limits on punitive damages r Reform of product-liability laws r CITIZEN LEGISLATURE ACT Term limits m House GOP split on length of terms.6
1 Senate vote scheduled for Feb. 28. Three-fifths majority to raise taxes was rejected as part of the BBA, but adopted as a House rule.
2 Clinton has vowed to veto block-grant measure, which replaces $8.8 billion for police and drug courts with $10 billion to state and local governments to spend as they choose. Assault-weapons ban repeal delayed until spring.
3 In addition to House GOP proposals, House Democrats, the White House, and a bloc of conservative House Democrats are proposing alternative bills.
4 Vote specifically on Paperwork Reduction Act.
5 Measure now in conference committee.
6 Speaker Gingrich now favors a statute upholding state-imposed limits as alternative to constitutional amendment.