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Sep 20, 2013

VOTE ALERT: House Republicans Vote to Shut Down Government to Pad Health Insurance Company Profits

Moments ago, House Republicans voted to give in to Tea Party demands and shut down the U.S. government, all so that they could take away critical patient protections and give insurance companies free rein to raise health care costs. The conservative Wall Street Journal Editorial Board compared the vote to “threaten(ing) to crash their Zeros into the aircraft carrier of ObamaCare” and a …

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Sep 20, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Tea Party Continuing Resolution

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after House Republicans approved a continuing resolution that makes a shutdown more likely because it defunds the Affordable Care Act: “The chaos and dysfunction of House Republicans just reached a new low, with their vote to launch the Tea Party’s kamikaze mission to shut down the U.S. government – and our economy – unless they can give insurance companies free rein …

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Sep 17, 2013

DCCC Launches Paid Grassroots Campaign to Urge Republicans Not to Shut Down the Government Over Obam

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a paid grassroots campaign to urge 27 vulnerable House Republicans not to shut down the government over their Obamacare fight. The DCCC’s automated phone calls connect Americans to their Member of Congress so that constituents can directly ask their representatives to “stop the nonsense and focus on common sense solutions that protect our health care and grow our economy.” House …

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Sep 13, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on the 19th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on today’s 19th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, passed in 1994 with a bipartisan Majority. Nearly two-thirds of House Republicans voted against its recent reauthorization. “When President Clinton signed the historic Violence Against Women Act 19 years ago, the bipartisan, landmark legislation was rightly celebrated across the aisle as a leap forward in preventing and prosecuting domestic abuse. Nineteen …

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Sep 12, 2013

AP Report: Rich Got Richer and House Republicans Want To Give Them Even More

AP Report: Rich Got Richer and House Republicans Want To Give Them Even More The Associated Press just reported that “the gulf between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America is the widest it's been since the Roaring '20s. The very wealthiest Americans earned more than 19 percent of the country's household income last year—their biggest share since 1928, the year before the stock market crash. And the top …

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Sep 10, 2013

VIDEO: House Republicans Face Backlash Over Misplaced Priorities During August Recess

During the August recess, frustrated constituents confronted House Republicans over their misplaced priorities and today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a new video highlighting the backlash that House Republicans faced. Whether it was pushing for bipartisan immigration reform, protecting Social Security and Medicare, or preventing a government shutdown, Americans told House Republicans time and again to get their priorities straight.  Republicans Lost August “House Republicans were on defense …

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Sep 09, 2013

DCCC Announces Nine Additions to Jumpstart Program For Top Tier Candidates

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel announced today that nine new candidates are being added to the Committee’s Jumpstart program – taking to 16 the number of top candidates who are part of the new program. The Committee launched the new Jumpstart program earlier this year to provide early financial, communications, operational, and strategic support to top recruits around the country. Since the start of the …

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Sep 04, 2013

Why Do House Republicans Want to Raise Health Care Costs?

House Republicans continue their quest to give insurance companies free rein over health care prices, a former health insurance executive and whistleblower is pointing out that “most Americans who buy coverage on their states’ online marketplaces will get better deals than they can get today.” In evaluating several health care studies, former health insurance executive Wendell Potter points out evidence that consumers’ coverage in the marketplaces …

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Aug 30, 2013

$#*! Republicans Say This August Recess, Part 3

Just when you thought House Republicans couldn’t say anything more extreme or ugly over the August Recess, they did. Over the past week we’ve seen House Republicans ramp up their calls to impeach the President, to say nothing of their continued climate change denial, equating a cross-state move with immigration, and their tone-deaf insults hurled at the unemployed…for being unemployed.  With just one week left, take a …

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Aug 28, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: “As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we come together to celebrate the incredible dedication of those who fought – and are fighting – for civil rights, and we rededicate ourselves to their mission.   “As we look back on how far we’ve come since that incredible August …

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Aug 22, 2013

BREAKING: House Republicans Sign Reckless Petition to Shut Down Government

In a move that will only make Congress more dysfunctional, it was revealed today many Republican House members signed a petition to shut down the government, scorch job growth and cripple the middle class – all in order to take away health care benefits that are lowering costs for Americans. According to Roll Call, extremist group Heritage Action for America launched a $550,000 online …

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Aug 21, 2013

On Anniversary of Naked Sea of Galilee Swim, Swim Trunks Delivered to Congressman Yoder

Congressman Kevin Yoder displayed exceptionally poor judgment when he jumped, naked, into the Sea of Galilee roughly one year ago. That’s why swim trunks were delivered to Congressman Yoder’s office to remind him of the type of behavior he should be exhibiting as a Member of Congress. “Whether Congressman Yoder is skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee or obstructing solutions to fixing problems in Washington, he …

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Aug 19, 2013

Grimm’s latest legal troubles make waves

Congressman Michael Grimm’s former fundraiser pleaded guilty to fraud on Friday and the news has reverberated in local and national press.  Ofer Biton, who raised hundreds of thousands for Grimm, was arrested last year amid an investigation into illegal donations directed to Grimm’s campaign.  The FBI investigation into Grimm’s fundraising operation continues, his top campaign fundraiser has pled guilty and he faces over $400,000 in mounting legal debt. Ofer …

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Aug 19, 2013

$#*! Republicans Say This August Recess, Part 2

The first two weeks of August recess have given us a window into the soul of the House Republican Caucus: from the rebirth of the birther movement, to elevating rodeo clowns who impersonate the President, to calling global warming a “plot” for a government takeover, or accusing Latino immigrants of harboring terrorists –  House Republicans continue to prove they’re focused on …

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Aug 14, 2013

$#*! Republicans Say This August Recess, Part 1

The New York Times reported yesterday that House Republicans are not holding town hall meetings and are going to great lengths to conceal when they’re even available in public. Anyone surprised? Before recess even started, we got an early taste of House Republicans’ rhetoric and agenda when anti-immigrant zealot Congressman Steve King kicked things off by saying that DREAMers are drug mules. Congressman King’s insane comments were just the beginning of $#*! Republicans Say this August Recess. …

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