Republican Outrages

Politico: Paul Ryan's House of Woes

In the six months he’s been in charge, Speaker Paul Ryan has struggled with deep divisions among his Members, preventing the House from being able to accomplish much of anything. The GOP conference is as divided and dysfunctional as ever and has failed to address any of the critical issues facing America, such as passing a budget, addressing public health emergencies like Zika, Flint, and opioid addiction, and providing Puerto Rico with relief. Politico said it best this morning:

House Republicans Fail to Pass a Budget by Statutory Deadline

For Immediate Release:

April 15, 2016

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Hoyer Statement on House Republicans' Failure to Pass a Budget

For Immediate Release:

April 15, 2016

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Politico: The GOP's Budget Fail

Despite years of talking about how critical it is to pass a budget – and ceaseless criticism of the Senate when they failed to pass one – Speaker Ryan and House Republicans have all but given up on passing a budget for Fiscal Year 2017.  Politico highlights the hypocrisy this morning: 

President Obama’s Fiscally Responsible Budget Invests In Our Future, While Republicans Continue to Struggle with Internal Division

For Immediate Release:

February 9, 2016

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Morning Roundup: "The House GOP's Historic Implosion"

Another day, another dose of deep Republican divisions. Take a look at today’s headlines detailing the “paralysis,”  “chaos,” and “disarray” that is the GOP:

USA Today Editorial: Chaos in the House

Hoyer Statement on GOP Speaker Election

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2015

Contact:

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

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Government Shutdown Déjà Vu

A look at this week’s headlines might look familiar – that’s because they are. As Republicans continue to threaten yet another reckless government shutdown, we’re reminded of their resolute record of governing by crisis. Here’s a quick recap of the GOP’s “Government Shutdown Redux” and a reminder for the GOP that their shutdown strategy hasn’t worked out so well in the past:

SEPTEMBER 2015

Politico: Congress faces fall from hell

If for some reason you needed a reminder of Republicans’ govern-by-crisis approach, record of dysfunction, and their deep internal divisions, here is a nice recap, courtesy of Politico:

“The GOP Congress is likely to dispense with the highway issue in the next few days and skip town for a long summer break. But it won’t be any easier when lawmakers return — far from it.”

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