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Oct 15, 2013

BY THE NUMBERS: The Latest on the Republican Congress

In the past two weeks, we’ve seen the latest polling go from bad to worse for House Republicans after they gave into the Tea Party demands to shut down the government over defunding the Affordable Care Act and giving insurance companies free rein over health care. In the Congressional generic ballot, voters are making it clear that they want to elect Democrats to …

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Oct 15, 2013

DCCC Statement on House Republicans’ Rejection of Bipartisan Framework

DCCC Statement on House Republicans' Rejection of Bipartisan Framework Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, issued the following statement about the House Republicans' rejection of a bipartisan Senate proposal that would prevent a national default and reopen the government. “We have a middle ground. It was the solution negotiated by the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate. It's disappointing that House Republicans are rejecting that commonsense …

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Oct 15, 2013

DCCC Radio Ads Expose 10 Republican Congressmen Putting Their Own Health Care Ahead of Constituents

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching radio ads against 10 House Republicans who voted to give themselves taxpayer-funded health insurance for life – even as they engineered a government shutdown so they could take away Americans’ benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Among many other grim findings for House Republicans, a newly released poll from the Washington Post showed 74 percent of Americans disapprove of the …

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Oct 12, 2013

DCCC Chairman Israel Congratulates Leader Nancy Pelosi on Induction into Women’s Hall of Fame

Representative Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, issued the following statement to congratulate Leader Nancy Pelosi on her induction into the Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. “On behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, I want to congratulate Leader Nancy Pelosi on her induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame today in Seneca Falls, New York. As our first female Speaker of …

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Oct 09, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Janet Yellen’s Nomination

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement congratulating Janet Yellen on her nomination by President Obama to serve as the Chair of the Federal Reserve: “Janet Yellen has served our country with dedication and skill as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve’s board, and I am thrilled that President Obama has chosen her to lead our nation’s monetary policy as we work to speed our economic recovery and …

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Oct 09, 2013

The Wreckage Continues: Editorial Boards Shun Reckless #GOPShutdown

With the Republican Government Shutdown heading into its second week, editorial boards across the country continue to shun Speaker Boehner and slam House Republicans for recklessly shutting down the government. Middle class families are feeling the brunt of the #GOPShutdown and are demanding that House Republicans vote on a clean budget to reopen the government. See the newest ones for yourself. New! It’s up to Boehner to …

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Oct 05, 2013

Back Home, Headlines Show House Republicans’ Feeling the Pain of Their Reckless Shutdown

House Republicans remain disconnected from reality in Washington and are forging ahead with their reckless government shutdown, but back home it’s their constituents who are feeling the pain and are fed up with their Republican representatives’ kowtowing to radical Tea Party demands. Take a look at some examples of the headlines the most vulnerable House Republicans are seeing back at home.  You can see the latest list …

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Oct 04, 2013

Top Democratic Candidates Speak Out on #GOPShutdown

While House Republicans are throwing reckless temper tantrums, refusing to end the government shutdown until they get their way to give insurance companies free rein to hike premiums again, top Democratic candidates are going on offense and speaking out. The Democratic candidates back reasonable solutions that would cut the deficit, protect the middle class and re-open the government. Whether it’s public polls or the hometown editorial boards. …

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Oct 03, 2013

NRCC Chairman Admits It, #GOPShutdown is Because of the Tea Party

According to a Daily Beast report this morning, NRCC Chairman Greg Walden is trying to place blame for his party’s reckless shutdown on the Tea Party - admitting in a closed-door meeting with business executives something we all know to be true. “Listen,” Walden said, according to several people present. “We have to do this because of the Tea Party. If we don’t, these guys are going to get primaried and they are going to lose …

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Oct 02, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Republican Refusal to Reopen Government

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after House Republicans voted against considering a clean Continuing Resolution that would re-open the federal government. “We could open the government in the next hour, if Speaker Boehner and his House Republicans would let us take a simple vote. Instead, House Republicans just doubled down on their reckless and irresponsible shutdown, blocking a vote on a commonsense solution. Republicans’ relentless protection of …

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Oct 01, 2013

DCCC Launches Paid Grassroots to Tell House Republicans to End the #GOPShutdown

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a paid grassroots campaign to tell 63 vulnerable House Republicans to end their government shutdown, a manufactured crisis they created. The DCCC’s automated phone calls connect Americans directly to their Member of Congress so that constituents can tell 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 28, 2013

First Reviews Are In: Latest Republican Plan Means #GOPShutdown

House Republican just announced they’re planning to double down on their threat to shutdown government unless Democrats are willing to oppose the Affordable care Act. Politico described it saying: “So a House move in that direction would be a step toward a government shutdown.” Everyone knows what this means… NRO’s Jonathan Strong: “Odds of a shutdown just went to around 100%” [@J_Strong on Twitter,. 9/28/13] Politico’s Ben White: “any …

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Sep 27, 2013

4 Days Until Government Shutdown – But House Republicans Are Offering Only Chaos

4 Days Until Government Shutdown – But House Republicans Are Offering Only Chaos With just four days until a government shutdown, the Republican Congress have no solution to their manufactured crisis – but continue to jeopardize the entire economy just to give insurance companies free rein to charge the people of New Mexico more for their health care. According to The Hill newspaper: “GOP leaders have not put forward any clear …

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Sep 26, 2013

5 Days Until the House Republican’s Government Shutdown - and No Solution in Sight

With the economy at risk, only five days remain until House Republican's threats to shut down the government unless health insurance companies can charge more, profit more and give Americans fewer benefits and protections become reality. If House Republican's demands force a government shutdown, they will still get paid but Social Security benefits for seniors who depend on them could be delayed, troops in harm’s way would …

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Sep 24, 2013

New Polling: House Republican Insanity in a Downward Spiral

Yesterday was an epically horrendous day for House Republicans as polls show their demand to shut down the government unless they can defund the Affordable Care Act and give insurance companies free rein over health care is deeply unpopular with the American people. Nearly every House Republican voted to do just that on Friday, and every national poll has shown that the American people are …

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