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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

New Speaker, Same Old Policies

— by CAP Action War Room Paul Ryan’s Record Indicates We’re In For The Same Broken GOP Policies After much chaos and dysfunction, the House of Representatives elected Representative Paul Ryan from Wisconsin to be Speaker of the House. The

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Posted in Congressional Activity, CultureWar, GOP, House, Paul Ryan

Banana Republicans

— by CAP Action War Room The Latest House GOP Meltdown Has Been A Long Time Coming, And It’s Not Just About Them The same tumultuous group that led the Republican Party to control the House of Representatives is now at

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Posted in Budget-Federal, Debt Ceiling, Economy, GOP, House, Sequester, SNAP

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
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