Republican Outrages

Hoyer Statement on House Republicans' Failure to Pass a Budget

For Immediate Release:

April 15, 2016


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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


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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:


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

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: