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Dec 02, 2013

Congressman Rodney Davis Says He Was “Justified” in Voting to Shut Down The Government

Despite costing the U.S. economy $24 billion, Congressman Rodney Davis believes that his repeated votes to shut down the government were “justified.” After twice refusing to rule out another government shutdown in January, Congressman Davis has again embraced gridlock and dysfunction by telling a local radio station last week that his vote to shut down the government was the right thing to do. “While other Republicans …

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Dec 02, 2013

With 46 Obsessive Repeal Votes, Boehner Leads Least Productive Republican Congress in History

Speaker John Boehner’s House has been the least productive in history – thanks to 46 obsessive votes to repeal the health care law and no votes to move forward on bipartisan legislation to pass a budget, immigration reform, a farm bill or the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Reports say this Congress will enact fewer laws than at any point in the past 66 years. “Instead of wasting time on …

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Nov 25, 2013

Will House Republicans Drop Repeal Effort to Fix Health Care?

Over the weekend,  Republican leaders made clear they have no plans to fix the Affordable Care Act, but instead plan only to repeal the law.  The most recent National Journal poll found that 58 percent of Americans want to keep the law or make sure it’s implemented effectively, while only 38 percent want repeal. In the weekly Republican radio address, Congressional Republicans doubled down on …

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Nov 24, 2013

McCarthy Falsely Claims Premiums Go Up 41 Percent

On CBS’ Face the Nation this morning, Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy falsely claimed that premiums are going up by 41 percent under the Affordable Care Act, even though multiple studies have found Americans across the country face “no widespread trend” toward higher prices under the Affordable Care Act. Instead, Republicans' repeal efforts would take the country back to a broken system that led hardworking people into bankruptcy …

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Nov 24, 2013

McCarthy Falsely Claims Immigration Reform Will Happen

On CBS’ Face the Nation this morning, Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy said that “immigration reform is going to happen,” even though he has refused to allow a vote on bipartisan reforms.  While Congressman McCarthy is paying lip service to immigration reform on national television, he made it very clear earlier this month when he said that immigration reform won’t happen in 2013 and didn’t provide a …

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Nov 21, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on the House Republican Playbook to Sabotage ACA

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on the House Republican playbook to sabotage the Affordable Care Act: “Today’s news that Republicans in Congress have engineered a 17-page playbook to sabotage and repeal the Affordable Care Act has completely unmasked their political motives. Republicans have no playbook to create jobs, they have no playbook to build infrastructure, they have no playbook to pass immigration reform, they have …

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Nov 20, 2013

Chris Christie:  Republican Congress “Toxic” and Failing to “Get The Job Done”

New Jersey governor Chris Christie has become the darling of the national Republican Party but he’s made crystal clear the problem with teh Republican Congress – they have a “toxic” agenda and have failed to “get the job done” for the middle class. Christie has slammed the Republican Congress for their government shutdown, for failing to protect victims of Hurricane Sandy and for dysfunction that …

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Nov 19, 2013

NEW REPORT: House Republicans’ 2014 Agenda Unveiled—2014RepublicanAgenda.com

Wondering what this Republican Congress has planned for the country in 2014 – after the least productive Congress in history? Reports have now revealed the agenda that House Republicans are pushing for 2014: a blank piece of paper. In order to help the American people see their plan in action, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a Google ad campaign in more than 30 districts …

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Nov 18, 2013

In Florida-13, Republican Disarray Devolves into Republican Primary Disaster

Tonight, Kathleen Peters qualified for Florida’s 13th congressional district, setting the stage for a divisive and costly Republican primary between Peters and David Jolly. “The Republican primary in Florida’s 13th congressional district is an expensive and strategic nightmare for Republicans, as both David Jolly and Kathleen Peters will have to appeal to the farthest right-wing elements of their party,” said David Bergstein of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Jolly and Peters will …

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Nov 14, 2013

A Tale of Two Parties: Recruitment vs. Retirement

In the 2014 election cycle, one thing is becoming clear: while House Republicans are retiring, House Democrats are recruiting. To see the difference between the Tea Party bleeding and Democrats’ momentum, just take a look at the latest headlines: House Republicans are jumping ship – and the party is dealing with 15 seats that have been vacated: “Losing Runyan could be just the beginning for …

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Nov 13, 2013

DCCC Launches Paid Ads Against 32 Republicans Who Refuse to Rule Out Another Shutdown

Most House Republicans refuse to rule out yet another reckless shutdown over defunding the Affordable Care Act – even as the next fiscal showdown is coming in January. Republican Leadership and this Republican Congress haven’t passed a budget to avoid another government shutdown that’s coming in just 60 days – leaving Americans vulnerable to another government shutdown over the Tea Party demand to defund the …

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Nov 07, 2013

DCCC Statement on Republican Congressman Coble’s Retirement in NC-06

DCCC Executive Director Kelly Ward released the following statement after Congressman Howard Coble announced his retirement in North Carolina’s 6th Congressional district. Congressman Coble is now the 15th House Republican to leave the House in 2014. “Barely a day goes by without another Republican jumping ship from Speaker John Boehner’s disastrous Republican Congress – because House Republicans aren’t giving up their reckless behavior and focusing on the right priorities …

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Nov 07, 2013

Vulnerable Republican Congressman Jumps Ship, Things Go From Bad to Worse for Republican Congress

After losing a referendum in Virginia when moderate voters rejected their Tea Party ideology and irresponsible dysfunction, things went from bad to worse today when vulnerable Republican Jon Runyan decided to jump off the sinking ship.  Congressman Runyan is the 14th Republican to abandon the party’s sinking ship.  To date, no House Democrats have retired.  What does the latest desertion mean for reckless Republicans’ future? The Cook Political Report moves …

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Nov 06, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Congressman Runyan’s Retirement in NJ-03

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after Congressman Jon Runyan announced his retirement in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional district. Congressman Runyan is now the 14th House Republican to leave the House in 2014.   “Congressman Jon Runyan saw the writing on the wall in the Virginia governor’s race: Swing voters want no part of the reckless and irresponsible agenda that House Republicans have been pushing for years. …

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Nov 04, 2013

DCCC Statement on Speaker Boehner’s Refusal to Allow Vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after Speaker Boehner refused to bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to a vote in the House. “In light of the Senate’s bipartisan support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, it is deeply disappointing – but not surprising – that Speaker Boehner is refusing to bring this commonsense legislation up for a vote in the House. Like so many other issues, …

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