#Congressional Republicans


Radicals say they will 'take power' if GOP takes back Congress

Some of Congress' most right-wing members held a press conference yesterday to express their concerns for Jan. 6 rioters, but as HuffPost noted, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida raised a few eyebrows with a prediction about the near future. "We are going to take power after this next election...
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The Republican Congresswoman Taking on Lauren Boebert

In a world where elected Republicans were not terrified of the most extreme elements of their base, the response to Representative Lauren Boebert’s open Islamophobia would have been swift public condemnation. We do not live in that world. Kevin McCarthy, the leader of the House Republicans, has not denounced Boebert’s...
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Republicans ready new push to defund, repeal Biden vaccine and testing policies

Congressional Republicans are planning to ratchet up their attempts to repeal President Biden’s vaccine and testing mandates, seeking to unwind policies that the White House and top public health officials see as critical to combating the coronavirus. The emerging campaign mirrors in spirit the political and legal battles that...

Republicans Attack Child Care Funding As ‘Toddler Takeover’

WASHINGTON ― Republicans are going to war over one of the most popular proposals Democrats are seeking to enshrine into law: a new federal program that could help millions of families get affordable child care for the first time. On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) devoted a large...

Congressional Republicans slam treatment of Jan. 6 defendants held at D.C. jail

WASHINGTON — Four House Republicans held a Tuesday press conference to complain about the poor conditions at a District of Columbia jail housing inmates charged with violence in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. But a District of Columbia advocate for prison reform in an interview said that jail and another […] The post Congressional Republicans slam treatment of Jan. 6 defendants held at D.C. jail appeared first on Louisiana Illuminator.

End of Year Campaign

Arizona congressmen at odds over path to raise the nation's debt limit. Senate leaders are looking to attach legislation to increase the debt ceiling to the annual defense reauthorization bill, but congressional Republicans are pushing back against the plan. GOP congressmen have been pushing for Democrats to pass a debt...
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Biden goes from a contrast to Trump to a contrast to competency

After the election, Biden said, “The refusal of Democrats and Republicans to cooperate with one another is not due to some mysterious force beyond our control. It’s a decision. It’s a choice we make.” For the country’s sake, let’s hope both Biden and Pelosi make the right one.
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Want to push back against Republican authoritarians? Expose their donors.

Politicians tend to fear losing two things most of all: power and money. In America, the two are often linked because getting elected usually requires powerful donors and an overflowing campaign war chest. To get cynical American politicians to behave better, your best bet is either to show them bad poll numbers or to hit them where it hurts: their campaign bank accounts.