Republican Outrages

POP QUIZ: GOP Blatantly Breaks Their “Pledge to America”

Which one of these did House Republicans promise to do in their Pledge to America:

A. Advance legislative issues one at a time
B. Package must-pass legislation with partisan poison pills
C. Threaten to shut down the government (or parts of it) on a regular basis

A Review of the GOP-led 114th Congress: So Far, a Congress About Nothing

National Journal’s review of the first six weeks of the GOP-led 114th Congress isn’t kind. Charged with the duty to govern responsibly and get things done for the American people, Republicans have spent more time fighting amongst themselves than accomplishing anything substantive. Take a look at some highlights (or lowlights, as it were):

New York Times: The New G.O.P. Showdown

As Republicans continue to threaten another shutdown showdown, we wanted to make sure you saw today’s editorial in the New York Times:

Hoyer Statement on Republicans' Lawsuit Against the President

For Immediate Release:

November 21, 2014

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Discusses ISIL, Export-Import Bank, Republican Inaction on Critical Priorities on C-Span's "Newsmakers"

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed the ISIL threat, the need to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, and Republican inaction on a number of critical priorities, including jobs and immigration reform, on C-Span's "Newsmakers."  Below are excerpts and a link to the video...

Hoyer Discusses ISIL, Export-Import Bank, Republican Inaction on Critical Priorities on C-Span's "Newsmakers"

For Immediate Release:

September 14, 2014

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

Hoyer, Waters Dear Colleague: We Oppose House Republicans’ Strategy to Kill the Export-Import Bank

For Immediate Release:

September 12, 2014

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###

Promises vs. Reality: Republicans' Failed Record to Open Government, Increase Transparency

For Immediate Release:

September 10, 2014

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Here We Go Again: GOP on Cruz Control?

As we continue to wait to see a continuing resolution from House Republicans, it sounds like there may already be trouble in paradise. From The Hill:

“Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Tuesday that legislation to freeze President Obama’s executive order deferring the deportations of illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age should be attached to a stopgap spending measure.”

Hoyer: House Republicans’ Partisan Border Supplemental Bill is a Political Message, Does Not Meet America’s Challenge

For Immediate Release:

August 1, 2014

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.<div class=###