Congressional Dems silence your voice


  • Capitol Offense
    Leader Reid Limited Senate Republicans To 4 Amendment Votes, While House Democrats Got 71

    Since Last Summer, Only Four Republican Amendments Have Received Votes In The Senate

    Ayotte Amdt. No. 2255: To propose alternative requirements and limitations applicable to individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Roll Call Vote #237, 11/19/13)

    Toomey Amdt. No. 2013: To strike the appropriate balance between protecting workers and protecting religious freedom.(Roll Call Vote #230, 11/7/13)

    Paul Amdt. No. 1739: To redirect certain foreign assistance to the Government of Egypt as a result of the July 3, 2013, military coup d'etat. (Roll Call Vote #195, 7/31/13)

    Vitter Amdt. No. 1744: To prohibit funds to be used to provide housing assistance benefits to individuals convicted of certain felonies. (Roll Call Vote #182, 7/23/13)

    Meanwhile, 71 Democrat Amendments Have Received Votes In The House

    1. DeFazio of Oregon Part A Amendment No. 8(Roll Call Vote #598, 11/20/13)
    2. Polis of Colorado Part A Amendment No. 7 (Roll Call Vote #597, 11/20/13)
    3. Jackson Lee of Texas Part A Amendment No. 4 (Roll Call Vote #596, 11/20/13)
    4. Lowenthal of California Part A Amendment No. 3 (Roll Call Vote #595, 11/20/13)
    5. Jackson Lee of Texas Part A Amendment No. 2 (Roll Call Vote #594, 11/20/13)
    6. Jackson Lee of Texas Amendment No. 3 (Roll Call Vote #577, 11/13/13)
    7. Nadler of New York Amendment No. 2 (Roll Call Vote #576, 11/13/13)
    8. Cohen of Tennessee Amendment No. 1 (Roll Call Vote #575, 11/13/13)
    9. George Miller of California Amendment (Roll Call Vote #565, 10/29/13)
    10. Richmond of Louisiana Amendment No. 16 (Roll Call Vote #559, 10/23/13)
    11. Hastings of Florida Amendment No. 6 (Roll Call Vote #558, 10/23/13)
    12. DeFazio of Oregon Amendment No. 2 (Roll Call Vote #556, 10/23/13)
    13. Napolitano of California Part A Amendment No. 3 (Roll Call Vote #490, 9/26/13)
    14. Grijalva of Arizona Part A Amendment No. 1(Roll Call Vote #489, 9/26/13)
    15. Hastings of Florida Amendment No. 4 (Roll Call Vote #469, 9/18/13)
    16. Connolly of Virginia Amendment No. 3 (Roll Call Vote #468, 9/18/13)
    17. Veasey of Texas Amendment No. 2 (Roll Call Vote #467, 9/18/13)
    18. Lowenthal of California Amendment No. 1 (Roll Call Vote #466, 9/18/13)
    19. Moore of Wisconsin Part B Amendment No. 12 (Roll Call Vote #443, 8/2/13)
    20. Jackson Lee of Texas Part B Amendment No. 8 (Roll Call Vote #442, 8/2/13)
    21. Johnson of Georgia Part B Amendment No. 7 (Roll Call Vote #441, 8/2/13)
    22. Nadler of New York Part B Amendment No. 6 (Roll Call Vote #440, 8/2/13)
    23. Connolly of Virginia Amendment No. 3 (Roll Call Vote #429, 8/1/13)
    24. Waxman of California Amendment No. 1 (Roll Call Vote #428, 8/1/13)
    25. Third Hastings of Florida Amendment (Roll Call Vote #425, 7/30/13)
    26. Second Hastings of Florida Amendment (Roll Call Vote #424, 7/30/13)
    27. First Hastings of Florida Amendment (Roll Call Vote #423, 7/30/13)
    28. Grayson of Florida Amendment (Roll Call Vote #421, 7/30/13)
    29. Gallego of Texas Amendment (Roll Call Vote #419, 7/30/13)
    30. Tonko of New York Part A Amendment No. 3 (Roll Call Vote #416, 7/25/13)
    31. Waxman of California Part A Amendment No. 2 (Roll Call Vote #415, 7/25/13)
    32. Schiff of California Amendment No. 73 (Roll Call Vote #410, 7/24/13)
    33. Nadler of New York Amendment No. 70 (Roll Call Vote #409, 7/24/13)
    34. Nadler of New York Amendment No. 69 (Roll Call Vote #408, 7/24/13)
    35. Kilmer of Washington Amendment No. 67 (Roll Call Vote #407, 7/24/13)
    36. Bonamici of Oregon Amendment No. 65 (Roll Call Vote #406, 7/24/13)
    37. Quigley of Illinois Amendment No. 46 (Roll Call Vote #397, 7/24/13)
    38. Lee of California Amendment No. 45 (Roll Call Vote #396, 7/23/13)
    39. DeLauro of Connecticut Amendment No. 44 (Roll Call Vote #395, 7/23/13)
    40. Garamendi of California Amendment No. 33 (Roll Call Vote #391, 7/23/13)
    41. Cohen of Tennessee Amendment No. 29 (Roll Call Vote #389, 7/23/13)
    42. Cicilline of Rhode Island Amendment No. 28 (Roll Call Vote #388, 7/23/13)
    43. Moran of Virginia Amendment No. 23 (Roll Call Vote #385, 7/23/13)
    44. Nadler of New York Amendment No. 20 (Roll Call Vote #384, 7/23/13)
    45. Blumenauer of Oregon Amendment No. 15 (Roll Call Vote #382, 7/23/13)
    46. Polis of Colorado Amendment No. 14 (Roll Call Vote #381, 7/23/13)
    47. Blumenauer of Oregon Amendment No. 10 (Roll Call Vote #380, 7/23/13)
    48. Gabbard of Hawaii Amendment No. 3 (Roll Call Vote #379, 7/23/13)
    49. George Miller of California Substitute Amendment No. 26 (Roll Call Vote #372, 7/19/13)
    50. Jackson Lee of Texas Amendment No. 24 (Roll Call Vote #371, 7/19/13)
    51. Speier of California Amendment (Roll Call Vote #342, 7/10/13)
    52. Garamendi of California Amendment No. 28 (Roll Call Vote #341, 7/10/13)
    53. Lynch of Massachusetts Amendment (Roll Call Vote #338, 7/10/13)
    54. Titus of Nevada Amendment (Roll Call Vote #337, 7/10/13)
    55. Polis of Colorado Amendment (Roll Call Vote #334, 7/10/13)
    56. Quigley of Illinois Amendment (Roll Call Vote #332, 7/10/13)
    57. Jackson Lee of Texas Amendment (Roll Call Vote #331, 7/10/13)
    58. Garamendi of California Amendment (Roll Call Vote #329, 7/10/13)
    59. Hastings of Florida Amendment (Roll Call Vote #328, 7/10/13)
    60. Foster of Illinois Amendment (Roll Call Vote #327, 7/9/13)
    61. Butterfield of North Carolina Amendment (Roll Call Vote #326, 7/9/13)
    62. Second Takano of California Amendment (Roll Call Vote #324, 7/9/13)
    63. First Takano of California Amendment (Roll Call Vote #323, 7/9/13)
    64. Connolly of Virginia Amendment (Roll Call Vote #322, 7/9/13)
    65. Perlmutter of Colorado Amendment (Roll Call Vote #321, 7/9/13)
    66. Peters of California Amendment (Roll Call Vote #320, 7/9/13)
    67. Swalwell of California Amendment (Roll Call Vote #318, 7/9/13)
    68. Cohen of Tennessee Amendment (Roll Call Vote #316, 7/9/13)
    69. Takano of California Amendment No. 7 (Roll Call Vote #313, 7/9/13)
    70. Moran of Virginia Amendment No. 2 (Roll Call Vote #312, 7/9/13)
    71. Moran of Virginia Amendment No. 1 (Roll Call Vote #311, 7/9/13)


  • Yes, it's infuriating. As outrageous and partisan as this is, Reid is constantly blathering about Republican obstructionism, while Republican leadership is nowhere to be seen refuting this nonsense. Republican messaging is terrible and there are so many opportunities with the new media to improve this. They are so unimaginative in this area and I wonder sometimes if they are just content to hold onto second rate power and even have an alternative message.
  • Yes, it's infuriating. As outrageous and partisan as this is, Reid is constantly blathering about Republican obstructionism, while Republican leadership is nowhere to be seen refuting this nonsense. Republican messaging is terrible and there are so many opportunities with the new media to improve this. They are so unimaginative in this area and I wonder sometimes if they are just content to hold onto second rate power and even have an alternative message.
  • Where is the Republican Leadership hiding.
  • I honestly believe that the 'party' system is dead as far as these two parties are concerned. I think they are opposite ends of the same machine designed to present an 'quasi' opposition which doesn't exist except in theatrical fashion for our benefit.
  • Read the book Extortion by Peter Schweitzer (may have spelled authors name wrong) It is bi-partisan and exposes what is happening in Congress with both Parties.

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