Category Archives: U.S. House of Representatives

House Republicans Develop Weird Playbook Graphic Against Obamacare

The House Republican leadership is planning to keep the pressure on the Obama administration over the next few months by focusing on Obamacare. That makes solid political sense. The new program is filled with glitches and needs corrections. That is … Continue reading

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Debt-Ceiling Truthers Live In Their Own Fantasy Financial World

As the government shutdown continues and the U.S. lurches closer to defaulting on its debt, some members of Congress think that is a great plan. Some, like Florida Rep. Ted Yoho, even believe that a default on the federal debt … Continue reading

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King Amendment Major Hurdle in Farm Bill

It wasn’t just the food stamp program that prevented the passage of a farm bill. The next hurdle is the King Amendment, by Iowa’s fool-in-residence Rep. Steve King. Of course, the food stamp program was separated from the farm bill … Continue reading

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Creation of Science Laureate Runs into Opposition

Isn’t there anything that Congress can agree on anymore? In May, a bipartisan bill to create the position of a national science laureate was proposed by Democrat Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California and Republican Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas. Smith … Continue reading

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Dingel Takes Down 41st Attempt Against Obamacare

For the 41st time, the House of Representative has voted to either repeal or neuter Obamacare. It is a certainty that the 41st attempt will reach the same fate as the previous 40. It will languish in the Senate and never … Continue reading

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Another South Carolina Congressman, Another Reference to Benghazi in Syria Debate

Maybe it’s something in the water in South Carolina. More likely, the GOP delegation got together for some talking points when Secretary of State John Kerry was going to appear before them. First, it was “You lie” Rep. Joe Wilson … Continue reading

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Gohmert Leads List of 10 Most Quotable Members of Congress

There is no surprise here. Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert tops a list of the most quotable members of Congress compiled by Roll Call. Although this is not necessarily a good thing, Gohmert has no problem with it. He even admits … Continue reading

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Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth Takes Down “Disabled” Veteran at Hearing

Tammy Duckworth is an American hero. She was a Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost both legs and use of her right arm in Iraq. When she wants to talk about disabled veterans, then everyone should listen because she knows … Continue reading

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Congressman Declares Fetuses Masturbate as Reason to Ban Abortion

Masturbation is now part of the abortion debate. Texas Rep. Michael Burgess can be thanked for that. Burgess, an obstetrician, at least brings a scientific background into the debate. This is an upgrade from the usual banter, such as raped … Continue reading

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Discussion Between Energy Secretary and Congressman Hint that Progress Being Made in Climate Change Understanding

This week, there was an interesting exchange between Energy Secretary Ernst Moniz and West Virginia Rep. David McKinley. Moniz is a strong proponent of anthropogenic climate change. McKinley has introduced multiple bills to weaken environmental and health laws. That shouldn’t … Continue reading

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