Posts tagged ‘filibuster’

February 28, 2013

The next time Speaker Boehner chastises Senate…

Boehner McConnellHouse Speaker John Boehner has made many a headline laying blame for the sequester upon everybody elses’ shoulders but his own. He insisted the President was responsible for the massive spending cut set to go into effect March 1st. He’s touted his own accomplishments pushing through 2 sequester replacement bills in the House, forgetting to mention the obvious one-sided nature of both those pieces of legislation. And throughout most of this week he has thrown the entire weight of the sequestration onto the Senate who has not even considered the House bills and have come up with none of its own, despite a $110 billion Democratic replacement plan already released.

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January 10, 2012

Why does GOP want to KO the CFPB?

  President Obama riled Republicans this past Wednesday with his “recess” appointments of four long-blocked agency nominations. The most hair raising for the GOP was the President’s appointment of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency congressional Republicans have opposed since its inception. The President’s actions drew further anger due to questions as to whether the Senate was technically in recess. Were these appointments a response to consistent blockage of the confirmation process? What is behind the ardent GOP opposition to the CFPB and other agency appointees?

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