Jul 23, 2013

VIDEO: Boehner’s Broken Congress – Make It Stop.

With Speaker John Boehner bragging about his broken Congress this weekend, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched an online ad campaign telling members of Congress across the country to stop being part of the problem.

On Face the Nation this weekend, Speaker Boehner said that his Republican colleagues should be “judged on how many laws we repeal.” In practice, the House Republicans’ All-Repeal Agenda has created unparalleled gridlock – not jobs – and a dysfunctional Congress.

Congressman Grimm – Make It Stop

BACKGROUND

Boehner: Congress “Ought to be Judged on How Many Laws we Repeal.” “House Speaker John Boehner says Congress ‘ought to be judged on how many laws we repeal.’ The Ohio Republican makes the comments on an interview aired Sunday on CBS “Face the Nation.” He was responding to a question about how little Congress is doing these days.” [Associated Press, 7/21/13]

  • Headline: Boehner: ‘Judge us by how many laws we repeal,’ not how many new laws created [Associated Press, 7/21/13]

None of the Bills Approved by Congress This Year “Have Been Focused on Employment.” “In the six months and four days since the 113th Congress began, it has passed 13 laws. And, despite lawmakers constantly beating the drum on boosting jobs, none of the new measures have been focused on employment.” [National Journal, 6/07/13]

  • Headline: Congress Has Passed 13 Laws This Year—None of Them Have to Do With Jobs [National Journal, 6/07/13]

113th Congress is the “Is The Least Productive Congress Ever.” “So, how does this House stack up against past years when it comes to productivity? Not so well, according to the new Vital Statistics on Congress, which shows that the 112th Congress passed just 561 bills, the lowest number since they began keeping these stats way back in 1947.” [Washington Post, 7/17/13]

  • Headline: The least productive Congress ever [Washington Post, 7/17/13]

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