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House GOP Budget Committee Just Passed Their FY2017 Budget Proposal

The House GOP-dominated Budget Committee held 9 hour markup, with several lawmakers going hoarse and one losing her voice. Democrats offered up 29 amendments, involving immigration reform, prescription drug prices, and equal pay. Every amendment failed, including one proposed by

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Posted in Budget-Federal, Congressional Activity, GOP, Health Care, House, Medicare, SNAP, Social Safety Net

This Week’s Democratic Campaigns and GOP Agitprop

Joe Biden will Not Run for President Swipe Right for Hillary Bernie Sanders Explains Social Security O’Malley on the Need for New Leadership Clinton vs. Sanders vs. O’Malley On Fixing Banking How do we fix Wall Street, a.k.a. “the banks”?

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Posted in 2016, Candidates, Congressional Activity, Election, Financial Reform, GOP, Health Care, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Safety Net, Social Security

This Document Reveals Why The House Of Representatives Is In Complete Chaos

— by  Judd Legum  |  Oct 9, 2015 9:51 am The House of Representative is in chaos. John Boehner announced his intention to step down as Speaker at the end of the month. There doesn’t appear to be anyone to take his

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Posted in Budget-Federal, Congressional Activity, Debt Ceiling, GOP, Health Care, House, Immigration, Medicaid, Medicare, Social Safety Net, Social Security

Clinton at the National Urban League Conference

— July 31, 2015 I’m very pleased that many presidential candidates will be here today to address you. It is a signal that the work you’ve been doing – laboring in the vineyards for decades – is getting the political

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Posted in 2016, CHIP / SCHIP, Election, GOP, Health Care, Individual Rights, Medicaid, Medicare, Minimum Wage, SNAP, Social Safety Net, Social Security, Voter Supression, Voting Rights

Rep. Amodei and the GOP’s House of Cuts

The House Republican budget stacks the deck against the Middle Class, one cut at a time, cutting vital programs, lowering taxes for millionaires, and raising taxes for middle-class families. 

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Posted in Budget-Federal, Congressional Activity, Corporate Loopholes, GOP, Health Care, House, Infrastructure, JOBS!, Medicaid, Medicare, Paul Ryan, Repeal-at-all-costs, Ryan Budget, SNAP, Social Safety Net, Social Security, Taxes, USPS
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