Statements about Congress

"One thing that is much more unpopular than the Affordable Care Act is repealing the Affordable Care Act."

Says opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act is part of the Koch brothers’ agenda.

Says the Koch brothers want to "protect tax cuts for companies that ship our jobs overseas."

Says Sen. Mitch McConnell is "the No. 1 recipient of contributions from lobbyists this cycle."  

"Mitch McConnell voted with Harry Reid to infringe on our gun rights."

Says Alaska Sen. Mark Begich supported President Barack Obama’s economic policies "97 percent of the time."

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

"What is and isn't a Schedule I narcotic is a job for Congress."

The Murray-Ryan deal "is the first divided-government budget agreement since 1986."

Says the number of Democrats who voted for the GOP measure allowing health plan renewals is close to the number who voted on GOP bills to delay mandates on employers and individuals.

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."

Says Sen. Mark Pryor voted for "special subsidies" for lawmakers and staff in Congress "so they’re protected from Obamacare."

Says he "opposed the president’s decision to go into Iraq" in 2003.

Says "President Obama just granted all of Congress an exception" to Obamacare.

Says about NSA data collection: "Every member in both parties who served on the Intelligence Committee voted in favor of this."

Says if Congress doesn’t avoid the sequester, "tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids."

"The majority of (the American people) voted for a Democratic House."

Says of a failed cloture vote on nominating Chuck Hagel for defense secretary: "This is not a filibuster."

Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan provides "pretty much" the same coverage that members of Congress receive.

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