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Dec 11, 2013

On the Farm Bill, Candidate Rodney Davis Would Fire Congressman Rodney Davis

When it comes to the Farm Bill, candidate Rodney Davis made his standard clear last year, saying that “we’ve got to score some touchdowns and to do that we actually have to work with both parties.” But now Congressman Rodney Davis is getting ready to go on vacation for the rest of the year without passing the Farm Bill. Politico reported Tuesday that Congress will not pass …

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Dec 10, 2013

Polls Show Voters Still Oppose Republicans on Key Issues

Three new polls out today confirm that key elements of the Democratic agenda remain significantly more popular than Congressional Republicans’ flawed priorities and that Americans’ opinions of the Affordable Care Act are improving. Republicans will begin the 2014 election year on the opposite side of voters when it comes to the major issues. A new USA Today/Pew Poll shows that voters have far more confidence …

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Dec 05, 2013

Republicans Can’t Tutor Themselves Out of an Anti-Women Agenda

According to a Politico report this morning, the National Republican Congressional Committee has begun tutoring their candidates on how to hide their hostility toward women and their anti-women agenda -- especially when running against women. In reality, women know that this Republican Congress has pursued a divisive agenda including blocking contraceptive coverage, refusing to pass equal pay laws, blocking the Violence Against Women Act, overruling the health care decisions of women and their doctors, and …

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Dec 04, 2013

In Republican Primary, New Website Demands Answers From Jolly and Peters

With Washington lobbyist David Jolly and Tallahassee State Representative Kathleen Peters now locked in a divisive and costly battle for the Republican nomination in Florida’s 13th Congressional district, both Jolly and Peters will fight bitterly to win over their party’s primary voters, facing tough questions from the Republican base. And to help Pinellas Republicans learn just how deeply Jolly and Peters support the reckless agenda of the Republican …

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Dec 03, 2013

DCCC Statement on President Obama’s Remarks Today on the Affordable Care Act

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement regarding President Obama’s remarks today on the Affordable Care Act and the costs of Republicans’ repeal. “Today the President made crystal clear the high cost the American people will pay for the House Republicans’ obsession with repealing the Affordable Care Act, sending us backward to the days when insurance companies were free to raise rates, drop coverage and deny care. House …

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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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