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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Speaker Boehner and House Republicans have made no secret of working hand in hand with their “Tax Breaks Or Bust” message guru Grover Norquist for the past year and half: Grover Norquist: “…Speaker Boehner has taken the pledge and always … Continue reading

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The Democratic Leader’s press office released this new video, which documents how House Republicans are wasting time with pointless votes and ignoring the top priority for the middle class: jobs. The House GOP is now holding the middle class tax … Continue reading

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Today, House Democrats, led by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, filed a discharge petition—that has already received over 140 signatures—to bring the DISCLOSE Act back to the floor for a vote.  While the Republican leadership paid lip service to transparency in … Continue reading

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Instead of working to create jobs, House Republicans just wasted time by voting (again) to take away patient protections millions of Americans are already seeing thanks to the Affordable Care Act: No lifetime limit on coverage for 105 million Americans. … Continue reading

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Speaker Boehner just told a gaggle of reporters that, from the beginning, the 112th Congress “wasn’t going to be about them [Republicans]” but it has been about listening to the American people. Who is he trying to kid? The American … Continue reading

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The House Democratic Leader’s press office released this new video, “GOP Wasting Time on A Message Vote to Nowhere,” using Speaker Boehner’s own “Where are the Jobs?” to highlight the GOP’s continued pursuit of a political agenda, voting to repeal … 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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While Washington dealt with a heat wave this week, it’s nothing compared to the hot air House Republicans will be blowing on health care next week.  In this forecast, unfortunately, the American people, who are asking the GOP “Where’s your … Continue reading

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Today, the Department of Labor announced that the economy added 80,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent. With private businesses adding 84,000 jobs, this marks the 28th consecutive month of private sector job growth: As … Continue reading

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Next week, House Republicans will not vote on jobs legislation. The GOP will once again waste limited floor time on yet another vote to repeal patients’ rights and benefits. The latest poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows this isn’t … Continue reading

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