Statements about Congressional Rules
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."
"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."
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."
Congressional Republicans have introduced dozens of bills on social issues and other topics, but "zero on job creation."
Members of Congress and their families and staff are exempt from repaying student loans.
In preparing a rules package for the 112th Congress, the GOP had no discussions with Democrats.
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