Tag: House of Representatives

Because You’re Not Smart

Over the last four years, the Democratic Majority in the House took courageous action on behalf of America’s middle class to create jobs and save the country from the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression. Our Members and candidates ran remarkable campaigns led by the superb leadership of DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen. The

November 2, 2010

Random thoughts on this early morning of election day. Voter turnout should be highest in decades for a midterm GOP will most likely get 60 to 65 House seats that might be a conservative number (pun intended) Will not be a vote for the Grand Old Party, but a vote against current, progressive agenda and

The Pledge & The Skeptic

Representative John Boehner is promising to at least attempt to initiate a 72 hour waiting period on all House bills to allow the American public a chance to read the bill online before the House votes. In addition, each bill must cite Constitutional authority and there are murmurings of stipulating some means of paying for

Finally, a Voice of Reason

Government cannot inject a single dollar into the economy that it has not first taken out of the very same economy. — Rep. Tom McClintock of California Floor Speech given in the House Chamber on June 15, 2010. and again, July 22, 2010 on the Unemployment Spending Bill Finally, a voice of reason in Washington,

“The House Is Still Not In Order.”

You got that right! While watching the House debate on Health Care Reform today I heard this comment from the chair, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., frequently as he sought to quell the contentiousness present on the House floor during several procedural challenges prior to the actual vote on the controversial health care bill. It seems,