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Dec 12 2014

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DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján Statement on Government Funding Bill

Democratic Congressional Campaign Chairman Ben Ray Luján released the following statement on the passage of the government funding bill: “House Republicans just can’t help themselves. Once again, they took the country to the brink of catastrophe to stack the deck for special interests, continuing the same governing-by-crisis strategy that led to their last disastrous shutdown.  […]

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Dec 8 2014

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House Republicans: From Zero Tolerance to, ‘Eh, Who Needs Ethics?’

House Republicans used to talk about zero tolerance for ethics troubles, they have now come full circle and are rejecting calls to have members take mandatory ethics training. “Maybe it’s because they have a member facing a 20 count federal indictment, maybe they just got tired of pretending to care, either way, it’s clear that […]

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Dec 8 2014

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Congressman Peter King’s Controversial Comments on Eric Garner Draw Fire

Peter King is stirring up controversy again. As America reflects upon the grand jury decision on the death of Eric Garner, Republican Congressman Peter King gained national criticism for his controversial comments on the subject. Described as “a problem for the GOP,”  Congressman Peter King thanked the grand jury for “doing justice” and blamed Eric […]

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Dec 4 2014

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DCCC Chairman Luján Statement on House Republicans’ Obstruction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján released the following statement in response to House Republicans obstructing comprehensive immigration reform: “Today’s stunt vote is simply the latest in a long string of immigration failures by House Republicans. The American people have been clear in their call for action to fix our broken immigration system.  Yet the only […]

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Dec 4 2014

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DCCC Chairman Luján Statement on Speaker Boehner’s ‘Monumental Arrogance’ Comment

DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján released the following statement in response to Speaker John Boehner’s comments on immigration today: “Monumental arrogance is refusing to bring the bipartisan immigration compromise to the floor for an up or down vote.  It’s time for Speaker Boehner to let us do our jobs and serve the American people.” BACKGROUND: […]

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Dec 3 2014

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Frank Guinta – Who Faced Federal Probe After Forgetting About His Bank Account – Named to Committee That Oversees Banking

Congressman Frank Guinta, who faced a federal probe after infamously “forgetting” about his bank account, was named to the Congressional committee that oversees banking today.  Guinta was the subject of a federal investigation into his personal finances after he failed to disclose a bank account containing at least $245,0000. Guinta claimed that he failed to […]

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Dec 2 2014

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Raul Labrador is Right

Earlier today, Republican immigration thought leader Congressman Raul Labrador complained about the portrayal of House Republicans as having done nothing on immigration. He’s correct – House Republicans have done a lot of damage when it comes to immigration. House Republicans have voted to deport DREAMers and for more than 500 days have stalled bipartisan immigration reform […]

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Dec 2 2014

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Boehner Tries to Appease Tea Party Behind Closed Doors

 Republican Speaker John Boehner and the rest of the Republican caucus met today behind closed doors to try and avoid beginning the 2016 cycle with a government shutdown. “Keeping the government open is the most basic of responsibilities Congress is tasked with, but House Republicans already have proven that they care more about fighting ideological […]

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Dec 1 2014

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Boehner’s Test: Republican Ideologues vs the American Public

According to a new CNN poll, the country is not looking forward to the next two years with Republicans in control of Congress. Half of Americans think Republican control is bad for the country and 52 percent think it will mean more gridlock. “As Speaker Boehner struggles to keep his Tea Party caucus from forcing another […]

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Nov 20 2014

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QUICK CLIP: DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján on MSNBC on the President’s Immigration Action

On MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show last night, DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján said that President Obama has taken an important first step on immigration, and that House Republicans need to stop stalling comprehensive reform, as they have for more than 500 days. On President Obama’s actions on immigration reform, Chairman Luján said: “This is the […]

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