100 Days Domestic Agenda

President Bush marked the end of his 100 day challenge to Congress by delivering an address on domestic issues to an audience on the South… read more

President Bush marked the end of his 100 day challenge to Congress by delivering an address on domestic issues to an audience on the South Lawn of the White House. In his speech to a joint session of Congress following the Persian Gulf war, President Bush challenged Congress to pass legislation on crime and highways in 100 days, in relation to the 100 hours of the Persian Gulf war. Congress failed to enact either piece of legislation within the 100 days, which end June 14. Democratic leaders previously remarked that the 100 day challenge was only political gimmickry, not a serious effort to get legislation passed. In his remarks, President Bush said the economic boom times of the 1980's left America with difficult social problems, and the bigger government of the late 1970's was unworkable as well. He called for a combined effort of service by the American people and the government to work together to solve the nation’s problems. He said “a government properly defined, the marketplace properly understood and service to others properly engaged...” is the only way to achieve “an America whole and good.” President Bush introduced no new policy initiatives in the speech, which was not carried on the national news networks. close

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100 Days Domestic Agenda

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Program ID:
18380-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
South Lawn, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 12, 1991
Last Aired:
Jun 16, 1991

Airing Details

  • Jun 12, 1991 | 9:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 13, 1991 | 4:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 13, 1991 | 7:25am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 15, 1991 | 11:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 16, 1991 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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