David Rowell

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Feb 04

Paul Ryan celebrates tax cut with tweet about a secretary saving $1.50 a week – The Washington Post

CEOs are lining their pockets with tens of billions of dollars in corporate share buybacks. Major corps like AT&T, Wells Fargo & Walmart are laying off American workers. But Speaker Ryan wants to brag about a $1.50 per week increase for workers. Source: Paul Ryan celebrated the tax cut with a tweet about a secretary …

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Feb 04

Nunes Could Be Making Himself Vulnerable Back Home

The House Intelligence Committee chairman is from a pretty safe red district. But he’s going out of his way to paint a bull’s-eye on his own back. More each day, House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, a Republican from California, is making himself the tip of the spear of White House efforts to discredit the Mueller investigation …

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Jan 24

Senator Kamala Harris Statement Opposing Stopgap Spending Bill

Senator Kamala Harris Statement Opposing Stopgap Spending Bill FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2018 CONTACT: Tyrone Gayle, 202-897-6212 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement today on her vote against the motion to invoke cloture on the …

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Jan 24

California Democratic Party Statement on the Vote to End the Shutdown

When Congressional Republicans shut down the government, their goal was clear: use the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as leverage to destroy any compromise on protecting Dreamers. Despite widespread, bipartisan support among everyday Americans for preserving both the DACA and CHIP programs, the GOP showed the world that its priority is pandering to its xenophobic …

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Jan 22

Duckworth slams Trump: I won’t be lectured on military needs by a ‘five-deferment draft dodger’ | TheHill

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) tore into President Trump on the Senate floor Saturday, calling him a “five-deferment draft dodger” and slamming him for his comments toward North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.“Does he even know that there are service members who are in harm’s way right now, watching him, looking for their commander in chief …

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Jan 19

BREAKING: Republicans shut down the government

364 days, 11 hours, and 59 minutes into the Trump Administration, the government shut down. Just before midnight Friday, the Senate voted 50-49 on the continuing resolution to keep the government funded for a few more weeks (remember when we did this in December, too?). But this vote required 60 votes to pass — that means it …

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Jan 19

Senate in disarray with shutdown hours away – POLITICO

Politico reports that things look “grim” in the Senate Chamber Thursday night, “as the countdown continued toward a shutdown at midnight Friday: The chamber struggled to even schedule a vote to fund the government, let alone cobble together the votes to actually pass a bill. After the GOP House passed a partisan monthlong spending bill …

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