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House Republican Budget Chairman and former Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan had this to say this morning about poverty: “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of … Continue reading

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Speaker Boehner and House Republicans are readying their latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, their 51st attempt to undermine health reform.  This latest desperate plan would tie the permanent Medicare ‘doc fix’ to a delay of the Affordable … Continue reading

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The Hill asks an important question on today’s front page – is the 113th Congress the Worst Congress ever? The short answer: yes. From The Hill: …The most memorable action taken by this Congress was last year’s shutdown. It is … Continue reading

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Shocking nobody, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) confirmed Congressional Republicans have a plan – a plan to do nothing for the remainder of the year. From Cincinnati Enquirer: …”There’s a lot of big important things that need to be … Continue reading

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MEMORANDUM  To: Interested Parties Fr:  Democratic Leader’s Press Office Dt: March 6, 2014 Re: The Truth About the GOP War on the Poor This winter has seen brutally cold temperatures and repeated snowfalls across much of the country but the … Continue reading

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Apparently House Republicans are torn between offering an “aspirational” budget – read: a partisan agenda with no chance of getting signed into law – and sticking with their well-worn politics of obstruction and dead-end attacks on the Affordable Health Care … Continue reading

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Just now Speaker Boehner pointed his finger at President Obama for the Congress’ lack of legislative action: “We see more and more that the President has no interest in doing the big things he was elected to do…” This is … Continue reading

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Americans need a government that is willing to work overtime to address the nation’s priorities – not the Republican ‘hibernating Congress.’ More than 1.9 million long-term unemployed Americans have lost the critical benefits that allow them to make ends meet … Continue reading

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Yesterday, the CBO released a report highlighting the clear economic benefits of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour including lifting nearly one million Americans out of poverty, giving a pay raise to almost 25 million people and helping … Continue reading

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In the shadow of the House Republican fixation with women’s health, their endless votes to repeal and undermine the Affordable Care Act, and their refusal to advance any economic agenda that would benefit America’s working women and their families – … Continue reading

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