Search Results: House of Representatives
Summary  |  Headline Only

January 13, 2012 12:07 pm ET filed under Blog

GOP Seeks To Deny American Kids Benefits Of Tax Credit Due To Parents' Immigration Status

Continue reading

January 11, 2012 4:01 pm ET filed under Blog

Tea Party Caucus Members Are Twice As Rich As Typical Member of Congress, Push Tax Policies That Favor Wealthy

Continue reading

January 10, 2012 9:00 am ET filed under Blog

Reps. Issa And Maloney Team Up To Obstruct Access To Medical Research (Again)

Continue reading

January 09, 2012 5:28 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. West Reacts To Alleged Terror Plot: Middle East 'Has Their Their Eyes On US'

Continue reading

January 09, 2012 12:04 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. Rand Paul: Civil Rights Act Was Overreach Because "I Can't Have A Cigar Bar Anymore"

Continue reading

January 06, 2012 4:23 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Guinta Illustrates Why It's Getting Harder And Harder For GOP To Spin Jobs Numbers

Continue reading

January 06, 2012 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

GOP Leadership Spends Few Words On December Jobs Numbers

Continue reading

January 05, 2012 10:30 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. McHenry Goes To Bat For The Bank Industry Again, Takes A Swing At Cordray

Continue reading

January 05, 2012 8:58 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Schock: Democratically Established Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is A "Rogue Agency"

Continue reading

January 04, 2012 3:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Despite His Own Incendiary Rhetoric, Rep. Gohmert Complains Obama Is "Dividing America"

Continue reading

January 04, 2012 2:15 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Admits Real Reason GOP Blocked Consumer Protection Nominee

Continue reading

January 03, 2012 11:09 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann: Obama Decreed That "Free Morning-After Abortion Pills" Be Given Out

Continue reading

December 22, 2011 4:53 pm ET filed under Blog

House Republicans Cave On Two-Month Payroll Tax Extension

Continue reading

December 22, 2011 9:30 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Gohmert Brings Contrived War On Christmas To The House Floor

Continue reading

December 21, 2011 5:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Absentee Rep. Bachmann Admonishes Senate For Absenteeism

Continue reading

December 21, 2011 4:39 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Duffy's Irresponsible Floor Speech On The Payroll Tax Holiday

Continue reading

December 21, 2011 11:57 am ET filed under Blog

Now Rep. Cantor Wants To Get To Work?

Continue reading

December 20, 2011 3:50 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner: "There's No Reason We Can't Do" What Should've Been Done Weeks Ago

Continue reading

December 20, 2011 2:19 pm ET filed under Fact Check

Fact-Checking PolitiFact On Its "Lie Of The Year"

Earlier in the year, Republicans in the House overwhelmingly voted on a budget proposal crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). Ryan's radical piece of "right-wing social engineering," as Newt Gingrich once referred to it, aims to, among other things, convert both the Medicaid and food stamp program into block grants, repeal the Affordable Care Act, and end the single-payer health care system known as Medicare. Unfortunately, the fact checkers at PolitiFact have decided that this indisputable fact — that the Ryan budget ends what Americans have long understood as Medicare, and replaces it with a more expensive and inferior privatized health care system that will be Medicare in name alone — warranted their "Lie of the Year" designation. But PolitiFact is wrong. Republicans have voted to end what all Americans know as Medicare. As economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman writes of PolitiFact's decision, "they've bent over backwards to appear 'balanced.'"

Continue reading

December 20, 2011 12:00 pm ET filed under Blog

Speaker Boehner Grasping At Straws With Churchill Bust Bill

Continue reading

December 20, 2011 9:32 am ET filed under Fact Check

UPDATED: House Republicans Have Tried To Eliminate Up To 7.4 Million Jobs In 2011

Despite a promise to focus on job creation after taking the majority in the House of Representatives, Republicans have spent little time on legislation to create jobs or boost the economy. Instead, they've focused on bills to curb spending, many of which would eliminate jobs. Earlier this year, Political Correction published a report detailing the total number of jobs House Republicans have tried to eliminate. Since then, the House has passed the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act. With that addition, measures passed or introduced by House Republicans would, if signed into law, potentially eliminate up to 7.4 million jobs.

Continue reading

December 20, 2011 9:31 am ET filed under Fact Check

GOP In 2011: Anything But Jobs

Throughout the 2010 campaign cycle, Republicans capitalized on the struggling economy to bolster their case for election, promising to focus all their political efforts on job creation. Yet when the GOP assumed the majority in the House of Representatives, it quickly became clear that their "top political priority" — as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) admitted — was to "deny President Obama a second term." As such, the GOP, particularly in the House, has spent its legislative time on anything and everything but legislation to help the struggling economy get back on its feet or to spur job creation. Instead, they've introduced bill after bill on hot-button issues, particularly women's reproductive health; they've dragged the economy to the brink of disaster by playing political games with the debt ceiling; they've done their best to undermine the social safety net by proposing cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and food stamps; and they've tried over and over to repeal or deny funding to the landmark Affordable Care Act. Even worse, a number of the measures they've proposed would actually destroy jobs.

Continue reading

December 19, 2011 6:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Sen. McConnell And The Politicization Of The Payroll Tax

Continue reading

December 19, 2011 9:26 am ET filed under Blog

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 18, 2011

Continue reading

December 19, 2011 9:24 am ET filed under Fact Check

Fact Checking The Sunday Shows - December 18, 2011

This week on the Sunday political talk shows, topics of discussion ranged far and wide. On Fox News Sunday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney advocated for block granting Medicaid despite the harm that would do to those who rely on the program. On This Week, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) distorted the content of a CBO report on income inequality. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), appearing on Meet the Press, shared several false claims: that employers are concerned about "uncertainty," and that the Keystone pipeline would create 20,000 jobs. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), also on Meet the Press, did the same, falsely asserting that there's no evidence the payroll tax holiday created jobs and that Iran has threatened the U.S. and Israel with nuclear weapons.

Continue reading

December 16, 2011 4:51 pm ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann's "Biblical" Perspective On The Courts Is Also Inconsistent

Continue reading

December 16, 2011 9:30 am ET filed under Blog

Candidates Play It Safe In Fox News' Iowa Debate

Continue reading

December 15, 2011 10:09 pm ET filed under Video

Rep. Bachmann Blames Fannie And Freddie For Housing Crisis

From the December 15, 2011, Fox News GOP debate in Sioux City, Iowa:

Continue reading

December 15, 2011 5:12 pm ET filed under Blog

Is This What Taxpayers Are Paying Rep. Steve King For?

Continue reading

December 15, 2011 4:12 pm ET filed under Blog

Has Rep. Ryan Changed His Mind About The Affordable Care Act?

Continue reading

Previous
of 69
Next