Campaign 2010

Jul 23, 2013

WEB ADS: House Republicans’ Broken Congress – Make It Stop.

After Speaker John Boehner bragged that the goal of his broken Congress is to repeal laws, not find solutions, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched web ads in the districts of vulnerable House Republicans demanding they stop being part of the problem. On Face the Nation this weekend, Speaker Boehner said that House Republicans should be “judged on how many laws we repeal.”

“Americans want jobs and solutions, not the partisanship and obstruction from Speaker Boehner and House Republicans that hurts the middle class,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “If this gridlock and partisanship don’t stop, Americans will put a stop to Republicans’ broken Congress at the ballot box.”

Here is an example of the web advertisement running in Congressman Michael Grimm’s (NY-11) district:

 

Congressman Grimm – Make It Stop

 

 

Members of Congress in the following districts will be featured in the online ad campaign:

  • Congressman Mike Coffman (CO-06)
  • Congressman Rick Crawford (AR-01)
  • Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13)
  • Congressman Jeff Denham (CA-10)
  • Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
  • Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02)
  • Congressman Michael Grimm (NY-11)
  • Congressman Bill Johnson (OH-06)
  • Congressman David Joyce (OH-14)
  • Congressman John Kline (MN-02)
  • Congressman Tom Latham (IA-03)
  • Congressman Frank LoBiondo (NJ-02)
  • Congressman Gary Miller (CA-31)
  • Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23)
  • Congressman Scott Rigell (VA-02)
  • Congressman Jon Runyan (NJ-03)
  • Congressman Lee Terry (NE-02)
  • Congressman David Valadao (CA-21)
  • Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07)

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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