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Jan 30 2015

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On Groundhog Day, Republicans Repealing ACA Again

We couldn’t make this up. The first hearing in the new Republican Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act is scheduled for Monday, February 2nd, according to the House Rules Committee.  Monday, February 2, is Groundhog Day. Republicans in Congress have voted 54 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act – appeasing their tea party base […]

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Jan 30 2015

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Romney Out, Cresent Hardy Left to Carry on the 47% Legacy

Today, Congressman Cresent Hardy’s favorite failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced his intentions to forgo a third campaign.  Some would argue that Romney’s explosive comments that 47-percent of Americans who paid no income taxes are dependent on government welfare cost him the 2012 election, but Hardy enthusiastically embraced that sentiment. “Congressman Cresent Hardy is surely […]

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Jan 28 2015

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Rod Blum’s Priorities: Play 2016 Kingmaker, Ignore Middle Class Iowans

Desperate to play 2016 Republican kingmaker, Congressman Rod Blum just complained about Republican candidate Mitt Romney not spending enough time courting him after he has done campaign events with fringe figure Rand Paul and bragged about spending time with embattled Governor Rick Perry. Blum complained to  The Hill “…Romney is one of the few candidates he hasn’t heard […]

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Jan 28 2015

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DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján Names 2016 Finance and Mobilization Leadership

DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján announced today the DCCC’s Member leadership on Finance and Mobilization to carry the Committee through the 2016 election cycle.  Representative Chris Van Hollen leads as National Finance Chair and Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn leads as National Mobilization Chair.  Van Hollen is a former Chair of the DCCC and current […]

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Jan 27 2015

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Republicans Threaten To Sue President, Turn Congress Into Circus

Speaker John Boehner told his Republican Congress today that they are finalizing a plan to sue President Obama over his executive actions on immigration. Republicans in Congress are also holding up reauthorization of the Homeland Security budget unless they can overturn the Obama order which would restart deportation of Dream Act eligible kids. “House Republicans […]

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Jan 21 2015

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On Education Issues, Congressman Cresent Hardy has no Credibility

Last night, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Congressman Cresent Hardy, who campaigned on an anti-education platform, criticized the president’s plan to make community college free for every responsible student. According to the newspaper, “[Hardy] dismissed the president’s calls for free community college and more liberal employee paid sick leave as examples of ‘top-down politics.’ […]

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Jan 21 2015

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DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján Statement on the State of the Union

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján released the following statement after the State of the Union: “Tonight the President laid out a very clear vision to strengthen the middle class and Republicans stood firmly for the special interests and ultra-wealthy instead. From making sure families have more in their pay check each month, […]

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Jan 15 2015

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FOUND: Draft of 2015 GOP House Retreat Agenda

Lookie what we found! The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has stumbled across an unofficial version of House Republicans’ retreat agenda that began last night. AGENDA: Thursday, January 15th 9:00AM-10:-00AM: “How to Build Bridges and Control your Caucus” by Speaker Ted Cruz 10:00AM-11:00AM: “Winning Elections in your Home State” by House Majority Leader McCarthy 11:00AM- 12:00PM: […]

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Jan 14 2015

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DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján Statement on Republicans Playing Politics with Homeland Security

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Ben Ray Luján issued the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security funding bill vote: “House Republicans proved today that they are willing to play politics with our Homeland Security in an effort to cater to the extreme elements of their party who want to restart […]

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Jan 13 2015

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Today’s Update on Republican Outreach

Today’s Update on Republican Outreach RNC Member’s Racist Facebook Post Threatens Winter Meeting [National Journal, 1/13/14] Scalise voted against apology for slavery [The Hill, 1/13/14] Texas Rep. Randy Weber Compares Obama to Hitler [Politico, 1/12/15]

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