Statements about Congress
Says of Mitch McConnell, "What can happen in 30 years? A senator can become a multi-millionaire in public office."
Congress is on "vacation."
"In six years, (U.S. Rep. Gary) Peters introduced zero bills that became law."
"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 he "voted for disaster relief and full funding of FEMA."
"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."
"Thom Tillis cut almost $500 million from education."
"It was Dan Sullivan who wrote a bill to cut Alaskans out of those decisions" about where they can hunt and fish.
Senate immigration legislation is the "Obama-Reid plan to give illegal immigrants amnesty."
Congress used earmarks "for more than 200 years."
Says Rep. Justin Amash "votes more with the Democrats than with the Republicans."
Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson is a "liberal" who voted with Nancy Pelosi to "fund sex study programs of San Francisco prostitutes" and "to regulate the sale of firearms."
Says the Club for Growth tries to defeat Republicans, and that its president called Nancy Pelosi "the person I respect the most in Washington."
Says Cory Gardner "championed an eight-year crusade to outlaw birth control here in Colorado."
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