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Monthly Archives: June 2011

A year ago, Republican ties to Big Oil were exemplified in the words of Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) – the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  Americans were outraged when Barton apologized to BP, the oil company … Continue reading

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After 164 days of the Republican majority refusing to bring jobs legislation to the House floor and blocking Democratic proposals that do create jobs, it is clear the GOP has no interest in putting Americans back to work. Enough is … Continue reading

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Today, Leader Pelosi was joined by Rep. Sandy Levin, Ranking Member on the Ways and Means Committee, and Rep. Mark Critz at her weekly press conference: Transcript: Leader Pelosi. Good morning. Thank you for joining us once again for our … Continue reading

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An update on what’s happening in the Republican-led House from the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank: Republicans slash and spurn By Dana Milbank Excerpts: Give House Republicans credit for persistence. After they passed Paul Ryan’s plan to cut trillions of dollars … Continue reading

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Unable to take the heat on their plan to end Medicare, House Republicans have resorted to blatantly censoring the facts about their irresponsible budget—but the GOP can’t stifle the truth from the American people. Roll Call – House Democrats Cry … Continue reading

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Today, the House started debate on the FY 2012 Agriculture Appropriations bill (H.R. 2112). As House Republicans spend billions to continue the Bush tax cuts for millionaires, tax breaks for oil companies, and tax breaks for corporations shipping jobs overseas, … Continue reading

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House Republicans are looking to add to their already long record of protecting and defending Big Oil.  Tomorrow, Republican leaders will bring to the floor the Agriculture Appropriations bill which slashes the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) budget – the … Continue reading

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House Republicans, who first voted to end Medicare this April, were dealt quite the one-two punch this morning. Not only did they see ANOTHER poll that highlights America’s rejection of their Medicare-ending budget… CBS News Poll Nearly 7 in 10 … Continue reading

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Americans have said NO to the Republican budget that ends Medicare in order to give tax cuts to millionaires, Big Oil and companies that ship American jobs overseas. When will the Republicans listen to middle class families and not their … Continue reading

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Already this year, House Republicans voted to end Medicare – twice. Now they are dusting off their plan to privatize Social Security – jeopardizing seniors’ economic security with a risky scheme: Talking Points Memo – House Republicans Look To Privatize … Continue reading

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