Republican Outrages

Headline of the Day: Graham: Those Who Cause Government Shutdown Will Be Enemies for Life

Looks like things aren’t so friendly among Republicans in the Senate. Here’s what Senator Lindsey Graham had to say about Republicans threatening to shut down the government over an unrelated, partisan issue:

“If the government shuts down, it’s not what you think it would be. I have actually experienced that. If anybody creates a process where our military doesn’t get paid, and their families, they’re going to make an enemy … of me for life.”

Republicans Threaten Government Shutdown and Default, Slash Nutrition Assistance for Families

For Immediate Release:

September 20, 2013

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer Statement on Republican Continuing Resolution

For Immediate Release:

September 11, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer Statement on Two-Year Anniversary of the S&P Credit Downgrade

For Immediate Release:

August 5, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Hoyer: Republicans Adjourn for August Leaving Much Undone

House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today on how little the Republican Leadership has accomplished before adjourning for the month of August. 

Hoyer: Republicans Continue to Waste Americans' Time on Pointless Votes

“I thank the Gentleman for yielding. What a perfect bill this is. Our Republican friends don't like taxes. They don't like the collection of taxes, and, of course, none of us do. And they don't like affordable care for our citizens, quality care for our citizens, accessible care for our citizens. So with this stroke, they can attack both.

Hoyer Statement on Senate Republicans' Blocking Consideration of Transportation-HUD Appropriations Bill

For Immediate Release:

August 1, 2013

Contact:

Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Fixed That For You: Republican Dysfunction Edition

After the activity on the House Floor today (pulling THUD, pulling 3 suspension bills – all because they don’t have the votes), we thought we’d help the headline writers out:

House Republicans’ Dismal Legislative Record

For Immediate Release:

July 30, 2013

Office of the Democratic Whip Steny H.</p />
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Republicans’ 'Do-Even-Less’ Congress

For those who were impressed with the Republican-led 112th Congress’s unchallenged record as the least productive ever, prepare to be underwhelmed even more.  As the 113th Congress reaches the halfway mark of its first session, it is already on track to outperform the last Congress in passing even fewer laws.  As Dashiell Bennett noted in the Atlantic, the 112th Congress only passed 220 laws – 23 of them in its first six months.  Now, the 113th Congress has re