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Oct 01, 2013

DCCC Launches Paid Grassroots to Tell House Republicans to End the #GOPShutdown

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a paid grassroots campaign to tell 63 vulnerable House Republicans to end their government shutdown, a manufactured crisis they created. The DCCC’s automated phone calls connect Americans directly to their Member of Congress so that constituents can tell their representatives to “stop the nonsense and focus on common sense solutions that protect our health care and grow our economy.” “House …

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Sep 28, 2013

First Reviews Are In: Latest Republican Plan Means #GOPShutdown

House Republican just announced they’re planning to double down on their threat to shutdown government unless Democrats are willing to oppose the Affordable care Act. Politico described it saying: “So a House move in that direction would be a step toward a government shutdown.” Everyone knows what this means… NRO’s Jonathan Strong: “Odds of a shutdown just went to around 100%” [@J_Strong on Twitter,. 9/28/13] Politico’s Ben White: “any …

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Sep 27, 2013

4 Days Until Government Shutdown – But House Republicans Are Offering Only Chaos

4 Days Until Government Shutdown – But House Republicans Are Offering Only Chaos With just four days until a government shutdown, the Republican Congress have no solution to their manufactured crisis – but continue to jeopardize the entire economy just to give insurance companies free rein to charge the people of New Mexico more for their health care. According to The Hill newspaper: “GOP leaders have not put forward any clear …

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Sep 26, 2013

5 Days Until the House Republican’s Government Shutdown - and No Solution in Sight

With the economy at risk, only five days remain until House Republican's threats to shut down the government unless health insurance companies can charge more, profit more and give Americans fewer benefits and protections become reality. If House Republican's demands force a government shutdown, they will still get paid but Social Security benefits for seniors who depend on them could be delayed, troops in harm’s way would …

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Sep 24, 2013

New Polling: House Republican Insanity in a Downward Spiral

Yesterday was an epically horrendous day for House Republicans as polls show their demand to shut down the government unless they can defund the Affordable Care Act and give insurance companies free rein over health care is deeply unpopular with the American people. Nearly every House Republican voted to do just that on Friday, and every national poll has shown that the American people are …

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Sep 24, 2013

‘This Is Insanity:’ With a Government Shutdown Looming, DCCC Launches Paid Facebook Campaign

With House Republicans hurtling the country toward a government shutdown, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today is launching “This Is Insanity,” a paid Facebook campaign to urge 27 House Republicans not to shut down the government in order to pad health insurance companies’ profits. The DCCC’s Facebook campaign will engage young voters all over the country to sign petitions to tell their Member of Congress to stop …

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Sep 20, 2013

VOTE ALERT: House Republicans Vote to Shut Down Government to Pad Health Insurance Company Profits

Moments ago, House Republicans voted to give in to Tea Party demands and shut down the U.S. government, all so that they could take away critical patient protections and give insurance companies free rein to raise health care costs. The conservative Wall Street Journal Editorial Board compared the vote to “threaten(ing) to crash their Zeros into the aircraft carrier of ObamaCare” and a …

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Sep 20, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on Tea Party Continuing Resolution

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after House Republicans approved a continuing resolution that makes a shutdown more likely because it defunds the Affordable Care Act: “The chaos and dysfunction of House Republicans just reached a new low, with their vote to launch the Tea Party’s kamikaze mission to shut down the U.S. government – and our economy – unless they can give insurance companies free rein …

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Sep 17, 2013

DCCC Launches Paid Grassroots Campaign to Urge Republicans Not to Shut Down the Government Over Obam

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching a paid grassroots campaign to urge 27 vulnerable House Republicans not to shut down the government over their Obamacare fight. The DCCC’s automated phone calls connect Americans to their Member of Congress so that constituents can directly ask their representatives to “stop the nonsense and focus on common sense solutions that protect our health care and grow our economy.” House …

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Sep 13, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on the 19th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on today’s 19th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, passed in 1994 with a bipartisan Majority. Nearly two-thirds of House Republicans voted against its recent reauthorization. “When President Clinton signed the historic Violence Against Women Act 19 years ago, the bipartisan, landmark legislation was rightly celebrated across the aisle as a leap forward in preventing and prosecuting domestic abuse. Nineteen …

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Sep 12, 2013

AP Report: Rich Got Richer and House Republicans Want To Give Them Even More

AP Report: Rich Got Richer and House Republicans Want To Give Them Even More The Associated Press just reported that “the gulf between the richest 1 percent and the rest of America is the widest it's been since the Roaring '20s. The very wealthiest Americans earned more than 19 percent of the country's household income last year—their biggest share since 1928, the year before the stock market crash. And the top …

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Sep 10, 2013

VIDEO: House Republicans Face Backlash Over Misplaced Priorities During August Recess

During the August recess, frustrated constituents confronted House Republicans over their misplaced priorities and today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released a new video highlighting the backlash that House Republicans faced. Whether it was pushing for bipartisan immigration reform, protecting Social Security and Medicare, or preventing a government shutdown, Americans told House Republicans time and again to get their priorities straight.  Republicans Lost August “House Republicans were on defense …

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Sep 09, 2013

DCCC Announces Nine Additions to Jumpstart Program For Top Tier Candidates

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel announced today that nine new candidates are being added to the Committee’s Jumpstart program – taking to 16 the number of top candidates who are part of the new program. The Committee launched the new Jumpstart program earlier this year to provide early financial, communications, operational, and strategic support to top recruits around the country. Since the start of the …

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Sep 04, 2013

Why Do House Republicans Want to Raise Health Care Costs?

House Republicans continue their quest to give insurance companies free rein over health care prices, a former health insurance executive and whistleblower is pointing out that “most Americans who buy coverage on their states’ online marketplaces will get better deals than they can get today.” In evaluating several health care studies, former health insurance executive Wendell Potter points out evidence that consumers’ coverage in the marketplaces …

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Aug 30, 2013

$#*! Republicans Say This August Recess, Part 3

Just when you thought House Republicans couldn’t say anything more extreme or ugly over the August Recess, they did. Over the past week we’ve seen House Republicans ramp up their calls to impeach the President, to say nothing of their continued climate change denial, equating a cross-state move with immigration, and their tone-deaf insults hurled at the unemployed…for being unemployed.  With just one week left, take a …

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