Statements about Congress

Says opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act is part of the Koch brothers’ agenda.

Says the Koch brothers want to "protect tax cuts for companies that ship our jobs overseas."

Says Rep. Michele Bachmann said President Barack Obama might be to blame for the Fort Hood shootings.

Says Sen. Mitch McConnell is "the No. 1 recipient of contributions from lobbyists this cycle."  

"Mitch McConnell voted with Harry Reid to infringe on our gun rights."

Says Alaska Sen. Mark Begich supported President Barack Obama’s economic policies "97 percent of the time."

"The Republican leadership in the House has refused to address the issues that matter the most to Rhode Island, such as passing a jobs bill."

Says Rep. Renee Ellmers voted for the government shutdown 21 times.

"The median net worth of American households hasn't changed much over the past decades, it's about $20,000 ... but Congress' average median net worth has ballooned, more than doubled."  

"What is and isn't a Schedule I narcotic is a job for Congress."

"Of the 20 bills [Rep. David] Cicilline has sponsored in his three years in office, not a single one has advanced past the embryonic committee stage."

Says David Jolly’s former firm lobbied "for hundreds of millions (of dollars) for a dictator in Pakistan."

For "the past year, I was censored" and muzzled.

President Barack Obama’s judicial appointments for Georgia and the region were drafted in secret and not vetted by legal groups among the president’s supporters.

"Trey Radel does not even qualify to drive a Lee County school bus at this point, yet he occupies a seat in Congress."

The Murray-Ryan deal "is the first divided-government budget agreement since 1986."

Says in the last five years "Senate Republicans have placed a filibuster on every piece of legislation and every nominee."

"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."

Medicare Part D "was far more expensive than the Affordable Care Act and unlike" the act, "was never budgeted."

Says the number of Democrats who voted for the GOP measure allowing health plan renewals is close to the number who voted on GOP bills to delay mandates on employers and individuals.

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