Issue Reports

September 10, 2014
Having campaigned on promises to make Congress more transparent and encourage open debate, the House Republican majority quickly abandoned those principles and made the 112th and 113th Congresses the least productive in history, characterized by few significant bills enacted, a record number of ‘closed rules,’ that limited debate, and failure to abide by their own promises on how they would run the House.
September 9, 2014
As we move toward the end of the 113th Congress, here’s a look back at House Republicans’ failed record when it comes to addressing job creation and supporting economic growth, despite their promises to make both issues top priorities. 
July 30, 2014
As we prepare to head into the August District Work Period, House Republicans are wasting time on political stunts and ignoring the priorities the American people care about – including jobs.
July 22, 2014
With less than two weeks until the August district work period, House Republicans continue to ignore critical legislative priorities and are focusing their attention on a partisan and political lawsuit that will waste time and taxpayers’ dollars.
July 15, 2014
House Republicans are resisting bringing legislation to the Floor that would provide critical assistance to address the humanitarian crisis at the border, because of the cost – yet, those same House Republicans have passed multiple tax extender bills that add hundreds of billions to the deficit.
July 8, 2014
With only 16 legislative days left before the August district work period, House Republican leaders have yet to update their Summer memo and detail their legislative agenda for the remaining days in session.
June 26, 2014
Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which gutted crucial voter protections. 
June 25, 2014
On Friday, it will be exactly one year since the Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill with strong bipartisan support.
June 24, 2014
It has been almost one year since the Senate passed its comprehensive immigration reform bill with a strong bipartisan vote.
June 23, 2014
On Friday, June 27, it will be exactly one year since the Senate passed their comprehensive immigration reform bill with strong bipartisan support.
June 17, 2014
Regardless of divisions among House Republicans and their upcoming leadership elections, the list of legislative items that needs to be addressed has not changed. 
June 11, 2014
Today, House Democrats held a press conference to announce and discuss new jobs legislation being added to the Make It In America plan, which focuses on creating the best conditions for American businesses to manufacture their products and create jobs right here in the U.S. Here's a look at quotes from some of the organizations who support the Make It In America jobs plan.
June 11, 2014
Today, House Democrats held a press conference to announce and discuss new jobs legislation being added to the Make It In America plan to strengthen manufacturing and bring jobs back to the U.S.
June 10, 2014
Last week, Majority Leader Eric Cantor released a memo detailing the House’s legislative agenda for the month of June. Although the memo touches on several legislative priorities, including three appropriations bills, there are important priorities missing from his agenda. 
June 3, 2014
Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency, under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, proposed a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing plants 30% below 2005 levels and reduce smog and soot pollutants by 25% by 2030. 
May 29, 2014
Two days after President Obama won re-election in 2012, Speaker Boehner announced that comprehensive immigration reform would be a top bipartisan priority. Fast forward nearly two years later, and House Republicans still have not allowed a single vote to fix our broken immigration system.
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.