Statements about Congressional Rules
Says of a failed cloture vote on nominating Chuck Hagel for defense secretary: "This is not a filibuster."
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
"When Congress voted to condemn Iran for sentencing a Christian pastor to death, (U.S. Rep. Lois) Capps was the only member who voted no."
"All legislative mail, from the content to the timing, is approved by the speaker's office."
Says Eric Cantor voted to assure Congress would be paid if the government shut down and against guaranteeing troops would be paid.
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."
Says Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy "voted against paying our soldiers" and "against increasing combat pay" while voting "to protect his own pay."
Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson is "a big corporate lobbyist" and has been "lobbying during the middle of the campaign."
"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 "we are overcharging students . . . to help pay for the health care law."
Says in U.S. Congress, members "don’t even have to be on the floor for debates or votes."
A bill that could restrict free speech when the president is nearby was signed by President Barack Obama "in secret."
"You can't pass a budget in the Senate of the United States without 60 votes."
Congressman Scott DesJarlais "is spending his one year anniversary on vacation -- only working 6 days in all of January."
"I've done more impeachments than anybody else in the history of the country."
"[Former Georgia congressman] Bob Barr voted ... to raise his own pay."
U.S. Rep. Connie Mack "voted to raise his own pay several times."
Congressional Republicans have introduced dozens of bills on social issues and other topics, but "zero on job creation."
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