Statements about Congress

Sen. Jack Reed "cast the deciding vote in the Senate for the Affordable Care Act."

Sen. Jeff Merkley "voted six times for more debt."

Congress is "on a five-week vacation."

"There are only about 10 people in the United States Senate who have any real business experience."

"It cost us more to shut the government down than to keep it open."

In the "do-nothing Senate," there are 352 House bills "sitting on Harry Reid’s desk awaiting action," including 55 introduced by Democrats.  

"We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush."

"The House of Representatives has never sued a sitting president in all of U.S. history."

Says Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, "skipped an important VA reform hearing to attend three fundraisers."

Says Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, missed "79 percent of veterans affairs committee hearings."

Says Congressman Jack Kingston voted to "raise his pay seven times."  

Says he "voted for disaster relief and full funding of FEMA."

Says Hillary Clinton's health care plan from the 1990s "had a broader provision in favor of corporate right to back out" of providing contraceptive coverage than the one created by the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision.

"He’s been in office nearly four years now, but 40% of Wisconsinites don't know who (U.S. Sen.) Ron Johnson is."

"Congressman (Tom) Cotton is the only Arkansan in Congress -- Democrat or Republican -- to vote against disaster relief five times."

The Export-Import Bank "doesn’t cost taxpayers anything."

The Senate proposal to restore emergency unemployment benefits for five months was "fully paid for."

"Thom Tillis cut almost $500 million from education."

"There are 278 Republicans in Congress. (With Eric Cantor's defeat), they are now all Christian and all white except for one black senator, who was appointed."

"It was Dan Sullivan who wrote a bill to cut Alaskans out of those decisions" about where they can hunt and fish.

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