Republican Outrages

Republican Outrages Related
As one of the co-authors of the legislation authorizing sanctions against Russia for its malfeasant actions, I am disappointed that the Administration chose not to make any public pronouncement on sanctions or put forward a concrete plan for how it plans to deter further Russian aggression.
It is outrageous that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee would blatantly politicize the investigation into Russia’s interference in our election. 
The early departure of Deputy Director McCabe from his position at the FBI smacks of political interference by the Trump Administration into the inner workings of our nonpartisan system of justice and law enforcement. 
This weekend marked one year since President Donald Trump took office.
As 2018 begins, we have an opportunity to reflect on the past year of unified Republican control of the government. With control of both the House and Senate as well as the White House, Republicans have full control over the legislative process. 
In spite of the fact that Republicans control the House, Senate, and White House, 2017 has been defined by chaos and dysfunction.
In the aftermath of the worst act of individual gun violence in our nation’s history in Las Vegas – and following several recent mass-murders that shocked the conscience of our nation – it is appalling that House Republicans would advance a bill out of committee today that would make our communities less safe from gun violence. 
This White House cannot continue to ignore statutory requests from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to produce documents. 
Today, just fifty-nine hours after fifty-nine people were brutally murdered and more than 500 injured in the worst mass shooting in our history, House Republicans voted to defeat a motion that would have established a select committee to investigate gun violence. 
Last Friday, Health and Human Services Secretary Price resigned amid reports he had spent more than a million dollars of taxpayer money on charter flights around the world—but he is hardly alone when it comes to waste, fraud, and abuse in the Trump Cabinet.
So much for President Trump’s claims that he was going to drain the swamp – he should take a look at his own Cabinet.

Today the House is scheduled to consider under suspension a bill that packages together a six-month extension of authority for the FAA along with several other provisions.


It is deeply disappointing that Senate Republicans would abandon the bipartisan Murray-Alexander effort to stabilize our health care markets.


President Trump's speech at the United Nations this morning was a missed opportunity to demonstrate true leadership in securing our nation and protecting our allies.

Today’s GOP Quote of the Day comes from House Freedom Caucus Chair, Mark Meadows (R-NC) on the status of the GOP agenda (hint, it’s not going well).

I am outraged by President Trump’s pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt following years of racial profiling and civil rights violations.


Today’s remarks by President Trump are beyond appalling.


Since taking office 200 days ago, President Trump has failed to deliver on his promises to the American people. 


Health care, tax reform, passing a budget, funding the government, paying our nation’s bills… on issue after issue, Republicans are deeply divided. For the past seven months, they’ve pursued partisanship and it has yielded virtually no legislative accomplishments.  So now they have a choice: continue this failed strategy or work with Democrats to address our fiscal challenges and ensure access to affordable health care. Here’s to hoping that they’ll choose the latter after five weeks of hearing from constituents who are fed up with their division and dysfunction.


As the August District Work Period begins, House Republicans have little to tout back home in their districts. 


As the House begins the August District Work Period, House Republicans are back in their districts after seven months in session with effectively no legislative accomplishments to show for it. 


Mr. Speaker, it is now seven months since the start of the 115th Congress and six months since Republicans have controlled all the levers of power of our government. Yet, all we've seen are broken promises.


There are only five legislative days before the August district work period and what do House Republicans have to show for the last seven months? Not much. And press is taking note:

Washington Post: Republicans are in full control of government — but losing control of their party


Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House, and they have a responsibility to govern and deliver results for the American people. Yet, over halfway through the year, Republicans have no major legislative accomplishments.