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In an interview with George Stephanopoulos this morning, Speaker Boehner said: Speaker Boehner.  There are not the votes in the House to pass a clean CR. Mr. Stephanopoulos.  Are you sure that’s true? The Democrats say they have 195 Democrats … Continue reading

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From the front pages of newspapers across the country – the message is clear: #StopTheSequester ALABAMA Anniston Star – Bentley: 24,000 Jobs At Stake in Budget Cuts Birmingham News – Sequestration Cuts: Furloughs Would Hit 22,000 In State Decatur Daily … Continue reading

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501 days ago House Republicans let the Violence Against Women Act expire. 501 days. The Senate is poised to pass a bipartisan VAWA bill today. So where are House Republicans? From BuzzFeed: House Speaker John Boehner has not mentioned the … Continue reading

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Turning their backs on the communities ravaged by Hurricane Sandy, last night the House Republican leadership made an unconscionable decision to adjourn the 112th Congress without allowing a vote on the Sandy relief bill.  Despite strong, bipartisan action in the … Continue reading

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With only 7 legislative days left until House Republicans head out on a five week recess, yesterday the GOP held vote after vote after vote to rename ten post offices and courthouses and today will waste taxpayer dollars with more … Continue reading

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As he makes the rounds today, Speaker Boehner will continue pointing fingers and blustering about the middle class until he is red in the face.  But his salty language still won’t hide GOP’s record of punishing middle class families, and … Continue reading

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Today, Speaker Boehner had no shortage of @#$%^ language as he spewed false claims about President Obama’s record standing up for middle class families: …in Boehner’s words, [The President] “doesn’t give a damn about middle class Americans who are out … Continue reading

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Today, Republican leaders will huddle with former Vice President Dick Cheney to solicit his thoughts on the budget. Recall, Cheney was the architect of the irresponsible, deficit-busting Bush tax cuts. The Democratic Leader’s press office released this video today to … Continue reading

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Speaker John Boehner and Congressional Republicans love paying lip service to tax cuts for the middle class.  Actually delivering tax cuts to the middle class?  Think again.  Here’s the state of play: Republicans are holding tax cuts for 98 percent … Continue reading

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Americans are looking for jobs, and Republicans are looking to score cheap political points with message bills to nowhere.  The American people deserve better. Instead of working with Democrats to create jobs and strengthen the middle class, House Republicans are … Continue reading

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