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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Today the Supreme Court declared Section 3 of DOMA – a discriminatory policy that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples and stands in the way of equality for all of America’s families – unconstitutional and properly discarded it in the … Continue reading

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Roll Call – House GOP Must Do the Math to Avoid the Red Faces …The farm bill’s defeat showed Speaker John A. Boehner’s leadership in need of a course in remedial congressional math. Republicans bemoaned the fact that Democrats delivered … Continue reading

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The recent unauthorized disclosures of classified intelligence collection activities has generated renewed debate about balancing our responsibility to protect Americans from harm and the need to protect Americans’ privacy and civil liberties.  Striking the right balance has been a long-standing … Continue reading

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Today, HHS announced that American consumers saved $3.9 billion on insurance premiums in 2012 as a result of the Affordable Care Act. From the release: Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that nationwide, 77.8 million consumers … Continue reading

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Speaker Boehner and House Republicans keep saying their focus is on jobs and economy, but 168 days into the 113thCongress the American people are still waiting for the GOP to put forward a bill to create jobs and strengthen the … Continue reading

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Today, House Republicans will vote on an ideologically motivated, dead-end bill to restrict women’s health choices. New York Times: The bill stands no chance of becoming law, with Democrats in control of the Senate and the White House. Republican leaders … Continue reading

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When House Republican men bullied their latest anti-women’s health bill through the Judiciary Committee, they were mocked for having no Republican women on the committee and for refusing to make allowances to protect the health of women or victims of … Continue reading

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This morning, Speaker Boehner sat down with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America”: STEPHANOPOULOS: You know, we asked– our viewers for questions for you. And so many came in on the same exact theme. Where are the jobs? What … Continue reading

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House GOP Committee Chairs are doing their part to compliment Speaker Boehner’s style – “kick off least productive session in more than a decade.” National Journal: The House is holding lots of headline-grabbing oversight hearings – 100 in May alone. … Continue reading

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Speaker Boehner’s style of (not) running the House is coming into focus again with the GOP’s latest maneuver to ensure the debt-ceiling-as-hostage option remains open. From BuzzFeed: John Boehner Sits Back As Ted Cruz Fights Budget Negotiations: The fight over … Continue reading

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