Statements about Congressional Rules
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."
"The House did vote against engagement in Kosovo, and Bill Clinton kept fighting anyway. And, then, ultimately, a vote did pass."
Under Obamacare, members of Congress are required to purchase their health insurance from the new exchanges.
President Barack Obama has "announced that he would not sign ANY spending bills this year unless sequestration spending cuts are eliminated."
Says Barack Obama is getting his nominees confirmed "faster than President (George W.) Bush was at the same time in his second term."
A bill to advance the Keystone XL Pipeline "is an earmark" under House 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."
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