Statements about Congressional Rules

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

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

"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."

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

"There never really was a 'Hastert Rule.' "

"FACT: Repealing Obamacare would be easier than repealing Prohibition."

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

If the Trans-Pacific Partnership "is fast-tracked through the Senate, it won't receive a committee assignment" and the consideration will include "no debate."

"Harry Reid was against (the nuclear option) before he was for it. Mitch McConnell was for it before he was against it. President Obama was against it before he was for it."

On changing the rules for filibusters on presidential nominees

On changing the rules for filibusters on presidential nominees

On changing the rules for filibusters on presidential nominees

"In the history of the United States, 168 presidential nominees have been filibustered, 82 blocked under President Obama, 86 blocked under all the other presidents."

Says Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has "blocked the Senate over 400 times."

There were "$2 billion in earmarks in fiscal year 2012."

"I have returned money every year since taking office."

Congressional lawmakers earn their salaries "FOR LIFE," which for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would add up to "$803,700 Dollars a year for LIFE including FREE medical."

There is "a constitutional issue" that affects "the paychecks of members of Congress" during a shutdown.

"A strong bipartisan majority" in the House of Representatives "voted to defund Obamacare."

"The United States Senate — Democrats and Republicans — (voted) to keep our government open."

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