GOP Congress: 1 Accomplishment And 11 Unaccomplished

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    Aug 02, 2014 12:32 AM GMT
    NYT: The one thing House Republicans did enthusiastically before packing their bags: They voted to sue the president for taking executive actions they disliked.

    Here is a catalog of the vital tasks unaccomplished before taking an unnecessary recess:

    • Passing a full slate of appropriations bills for the 2015 fiscal year, or a continuing resolution to keep the government open past Sept. 30.

    • Passing a long-term transportation bill. (The one approved this week expires in 10 months, and is full of gimmicks made necessary by the failure to raise the gas tax.)

    • Passing comprehensive immigration reform.

    • Renewing the Export-Import Bank and terrorism risk insurance.

    • Raising the minimum wage.

    • Extending unemployment insurance.

    • Passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would ban discrimination in hiring on the basis of sexual orientation.

    • Passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would help ensure that women are paid equally to men.

    • Fixing the Voting Rights Act after it was gutted by the Supreme Court.

    • Passing any form of legislation to impose background checks on gun buyers.

    • Passing any long-term legislation to stimulate the economy and create jobs.

    http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/01/what-the-republicans-failed-to-accomplish/?ref=opinion
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 02, 2014 12:39 AM GMT

    I doubt that it would be any better with the democrats. Both major parties consist of self aggrandizement seeking, money hungry crooks who don't know the meaning of a honest hard days work.
  • tj85016

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    Aug 02, 2014 12:53 AM GMT
    and Harry Reid failed to take action on the 300+ bills he has before him in the Democratically-controlled Senate

    as Obama runs around making his worthless community organizer speeches and hiding in the White House
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 02, 2014 12:59 AM GMT
    tj85016 saidand Harry Reid failed to take action on the 300+ bills he has before him in the Democratically-controlled Senate

    as Obama runs around making his worthless community organizer speeches and hiding in the White House
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