Republican Outrages

GOP’s Historic Lack of Activity and Long To-Do List

With only 8 remaining legislative days scheduled in 2013, a look at the Republican-led House of Representatives shows a lackluster record with a long list of items left to address. And we’re not the only ones taking note of the Do Nothing GOP:  

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What Has the GOP Accomplished? Getting Disdain from Business

In the 10th day of the GOP government shutdown, Republicans are still no closer to their stated goal of dismantling the Affordable Care Act, but they have managed to accomplish something— receiving the disdain of the business community:

The Headlines Aren’t Good for the GOP

A quick look at the headlines since House Republicans announced their continued hostage-taking strategy shows that it isn’t going over well:

Bloomberg: House Republican Plan Increases Chances for U.S. Shutdown

“The Republican-led U.S. House is poised today to pass a plan to delay portions of Obamacare, moving toward a political collision that will probably shut down much of the government Oct. 1.”

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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