Issue Reports

May 21, 2014
Earlier this month, the White House released the third U.S. National Climate Assessment revealing the dangerous effects climate change is already having – and will continue to have – on regions across the nation. From extreme weather and water shortages to rising food prices and seasonal allergies, the report serves as a call to action for Americans to work together to secure a more sustainable future.
May 20, 2014
Earlier this month, House Republican leaders held a press conference where they claimed that they were focused on job creation and bringing legislation to the Floor that would put more Americans back to work.
May 7, 2014
As Speaker Boehner continues to struggle with division in the Republican Conference over taking action on immigration reform, there is increasing support among Republicans on the need for reform.
May 5, 2014
This week House Republicans are bringing legislation to the Floor to extend the research and development tax credit for businesses.
April 29, 2014
This week, House Republicans begin pursuing an agenda laid out by Leader Cantor in a memo titled, “An America that Works.” Unfortunately, the GOP memo shows exactly why, under their leadership, this is a Congress that doesn’t work. What they have put forward is an agenda that works for some, while denying access to opportunities for millions by ignoring immigration reform, raising the minimum wage, renewing emergency unemployment insurance, or creating jobs.
April 9, 2014
House Democrats’ Make It In America plan is focused on creating jobs, strengthening our manufacturing sector, and growing our economy.  Several pieces of upcoming legislation, including the reauthorization of the Export- Import Bank, offer an opportunity for Congress to work together towards bipartisan proposals that benefit American businesses and families.
April 8, 2014
This week, the House will vote on the extreme House Republican budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015. 
April 8, 2014
Yesterday the Senate passed a bipartisan agreement of emergency unemployment insurance for five months. 
April 4, 2014
The extreme Republican budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 is little more than a partisan messaging document; it makes harsh and dangerous cuts to many of our nation’s critical programs that would harm our economy and middle-class families.
April 3, 2014
The House Republican budget unveiled this week continues not only the same harmful policies and budget gimmicks that the American people have rejected time and again, but even recycles the top-line messaging. 
March 31, 2014
As House Republicans prepare to unveil their fiscal year 2015 budget tomorrow, all indications are that this year’s budget will be even more extreme than previous Republican budgets. 
March 20, 2014
More than 5 million Americans have signed up for private health insurance plans through the federal and state marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act.
March 11, 2014
This week, House Republicans have scheduled their 51st vote to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, instead of taking action on a long list of critical legislation. 
February 4, 2014
The debt limit was suspended until February 7th, at which point the Treasury Department will have to take extraordinary measures to ensure America can pay its bills. 
January 28, 2014
Just weeks after the two-year bipartisan budget agreement was passed, Republicans are once again threatening to play games with our economy and create another manufactured crisis by holding the debt limit hostage to unrelated demands.
January 14, 2014
While House Republicans claim they want to create jobs and improve our economy, they have ignored critical legislation that would strengthen the economy.
January 7, 2014
The first priority for the 2nd session of Congress should be an extension of federal emergency unemployment insurance for people still searching for work. 
December 20, 2013
As 2013 comes to a close, the Office of the Democratic Whip has created a new digital calendar year-in-review website feature, where you can find a detailed, visual display of how the House Republican Leadership chose to spend time, and which issues they chose to focus on, over the past year.
December 11, 2013
House Republicans want Americans to believe they are interested in adequately funding the National Institutes of Health (NIH), but their record tells a different story.
December 3, 2013
A look at the first session of the 113th Congress shows that the Republican-led House of Representatives has not made progress on issues important to the American people. With 8 legislative days remaining in this year, the Republican leadership is poised to leave a long to-do list of critical legislation unfinished. 
November 19, 2013
With the House scheduled to be in session for just 11 days through the end of the year, time is running out to reach an agreement on the budget that replaces the reckless sequester, avoids another harmful and expensive government shutdown, and gives our economy and the American people the certainty they deserve.  
October 30, 2013
With less than 20 legislative days scheduled for the remainder of the year, there are a number of critical issues that Congress should take action on immediately.
October 30, 2013
With less than 20 legislative days scheduled for the remainder of the year, there are a number of critical issues that Congress should take action on immediately.