Statements about Congress
Sherrod Brown "voted six times to raise his own pay."
"There’s 21 congressmen and senators that have been convicted of felonies that still get their retirement, even in jail. They don’t have to wait until they’re 65."
Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin supports a "tax increase that President Obama says" would cost middle-class families $3,000 per year.
Says Connie Mack "is protecting Chevron oil from a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over pollution of rivers and rainforests."
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown shows someone can be bipartisan in Congress because he "votes about 66 percent with his own party."
Says Rep. Charlie Bass, R-NH voted to "raise his own pay" eight times
"We haven’t passed a budget in more than three years and not a single appropriations bill has been brought to the floor this year."
Says that in the U.S. House of Representatives "we’ve had bipartisan support for the repeal of Obamacare … for getting rid of cap and trade … for building the Keystone Pipeline."
James Langevin "has received almost $20 million from taxpayers and special interests to use at his own discretion to supposedly champion Rhode Island’s needs."
"Paul Ryan got his start in politics, as a young staffer just out of college, working for then-Congressman John Kasich’s Budget Committee."
Sherrod Brown "sent billions of our tax dollars to foreign countries."
"Thousands of politicians from across Ohio – along with their relatives, employees and friends – are still eligible to serve" on the proposed redistricting commission.
"In her nearly decade and (a) half in Congress, Tammy Baldwin has sponsored 105 bills. Only three have been enacted into law."
"Diane Black voted to fund Obamacare."
Says U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy is among seven "Tea Party freshmen" who "spent an average of $15,000 on cars for themselves."
Says no city comparable in size to Austin or smaller was broken into as many congressional districts.
"Oregon schools receive millions of dollars per year in federal school lunch assistance and yet they are required to spend that money almost anywhere but Oregon."
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun has not authored any legislation that has been adopted by Congress.
Says U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher "breaks earmark pledge."
Says in U.S. Congress, members "don’t even have to be on the floor for debates or votes."
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