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Aug 28, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: “As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we come together to celebrate the incredible dedication of those who fought – and are fighting – for civil rights, and we rededicate ourselves to their mission.   “As we look back on how far we’ve come since that incredible August …

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Aug 22, 2013

BREAKING: House Republicans Sign Reckless Petition to Shut Down Government

In a move that will only make Congress more dysfunctional, it was revealed today many Republican House members signed a petition to shut down the government, scorch job growth and cripple the middle class – all in order to take away health care benefits that are lowering costs for Americans. According to Roll Call, extremist group Heritage Action for America launched a $550,000 online …

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Aug 21, 2013

On Anniversary of Naked Sea of Galilee Swim, Swim Trunks Delivered to Congressman Yoder

Congressman Kevin Yoder displayed exceptionally poor judgment when he jumped, naked, into the Sea of Galilee roughly one year ago. That’s why swim trunks were delivered to Congressman Yoder’s office to remind him of the type of behavior he should be exhibiting as a Member of Congress. “Whether Congressman Yoder is skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee or obstructing solutions to fixing problems in Washington, he …

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Aug 19, 2013

Grimm’s latest legal troubles make waves

Congressman Michael Grimm’s former fundraiser pleaded guilty to fraud on Friday and the news has reverberated in local and national press.  Ofer Biton, who raised hundreds of thousands for Grimm, was arrested last year amid an investigation into illegal donations directed to Grimm’s campaign.  The FBI investigation into Grimm’s fundraising operation continues, his top campaign fundraiser has pled guilty and he faces over $400,000 in mounting legal debt. Ofer …

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Aug 19, 2013

$#*! Republicans Say This August Recess, Part 2

The first two weeks of August recess have given us a window into the soul of the House Republican Caucus: from the rebirth of the birther movement, to elevating rodeo clowns who impersonate the President, to calling global warming a “plot” for a government takeover, or accusing Latino immigrants of harboring terrorists –  House Republicans continue to prove they’re focused on …

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Aug 14, 2013

$#*! Republicans Say This August Recess, Part 1

The New York Times reported yesterday that House Republicans are not holding town hall meetings and are going to great lengths to conceal when they’re even available in public. Anyone surprised? Before recess even started, we got an early taste of House Republicans’ rhetoric and agenda when anti-immigrant zealot Congressman Steve King kicked things off by saying that DREAMers are drug mules. Congressman King’s insane comments were just the beginning of $#*! Republicans Say this August Recess. …

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Aug 07, 2013

Speaker Boehner Golfs with Billionaire Birther Trump

A government shutdown is looming, no budget has been agreed on, immigration reform is gathering dust in the House, and the middle class is still struggling - with no plan for job creation in sight. What does the Speaker of the House do? Hit the golf course with billionaire birther Donald Trump, natch.  News reports caught Speaker Boehner golfing with billionaire birther Donald Trump, who …

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Aug 07, 2013

KICKOFF TODAY: Will Republican Leaders Back Scandal-Plagued DesJarlais?

Republican Leaders in Congress face a choice.   At 1 p.m. today, Congressman Scott DesJarlais, the Tennessee doctor who encouraged a patient he had sex with to get an abortion and prescribed pain medication to a lover during an affair, is launching his re-election campaign. Will Speaker Boehner, Leader Cantor and the National Republican Congressional Committee stand by their man or continue sending the message that Congressional Republicans are willing …

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Aug 07, 2013

Ducking Rodney Davis: Three Questions Rodney Davis Is Avoiding During Recess

More than six months after news reports that Congressman Rodney Davis refused to cooperate with the Office of Congressional Ethics in a campaign finance investigation, here are three questions Freshman Congressman Rodney Davis is hoping reporters won’t ask during his month-long vacation: Why did you duck the nonpartisan Office of Congressional Ethics? Because you refused to cooperate, the OCE report says there is a substantial …

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Aug 05, 2013

DCCC Launches Recess Radio Ads Demanding Republican Congressmen Get To Work On the Right Priorities

As House Republicans left for a five-week vacation without bills on jobs, transportation or comprehensive immigration reform, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched radio ads titled “Wrong Priorities” calling on 18 Congressmen to get their priorities straight. “House Democrats repeatedly asked House Republicans to stay and work together on solutions to issues like jobs, comprehensive immigration reform, a balanced approach to reducing the deficit and a …

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Aug 05, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Says House Republicans’ Chaos and Obstruction is Hurting the Economy

On CNN State of the Union this morning, DCCC Chairman Steve Israel made clear that the House Republicans’ chaos and obstruction is hurting the economy and the middle class. Chairman Israel called for Republicans to listen to their constituents in August and choose solutions when they return from vacation. Chairman Israel said: “Look, we're not going to campaign on the fact that the Republicans are chaotic and that the Congress is broken. …

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Aug 05, 2013

Rocky Start to Vacation for Broken Republican Congress

House Republicans left Washington Friday with their tails between their legs after a humiliating, unproductive and disastrous legislative session. And they couldn’t escape without constant reminders of their brutal failures. Now, Republican members will have some explaining to do to voters in their districts about the impact of this broken Congress: no jobs agenda, no relief for the middle class while special interests get special treatment …

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Aug 02, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on House Republicans Leaving Town for August Vacation

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on House Republicans leaving town for August vacation without fixing any of the country’s problems. “House Republicans just fled the scene of their crime, skipping out on the American people for a five-week vacation without lifting a finger to fix the mess they have created. Republicans are leaving behind a wreck in Washington, and the American people are paying the …

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Jul 31, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel on the Jobs-Killing Failure of the Transportation and Housing Bill

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after the House failed to move forward with a bipartisan transportation and housing bill: “Once again, House Republicans’ refusal to compromise will be a jobs killer, threatening essential functions and critical investments in our roads and housing. The decision by House Republicans to pull the transportation and housing bill from consideration is simply the latest catastrophe in a long string …

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Jul 31, 2013

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel on the Jobs-Killing Failure of the Transportation and Housing Bill

DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement after the House failed to move forward with a bipartisan transportation and housing bill: “Once again, House Republicans’ refusal to compromise will be a jobs killer, threatening essential functions and critical investments in our roads and housing. The decision by House Republicans to pull the transportation and housing bill from consideration is simply the latest catastrophe in a long string …

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