Tag Archive for "Congress"February 21, 2013
The National Journal’s ideological rankings for Congress are out and, surprising absolutely no one, it turns out PA-8 “Republican” Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is more liberal than conservative.
Credit where it’s due. Mike Fitzpatrick, our normally go-along-to-get-along “Republican” representative in Congress, banged the gavel to end an attempt by Democrats Steny Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen to introduce a bill to extend the cut in Social Security FICA funding by two months. Congressional Republicans want to extend the FICA tax rate for a year.
GrassrootsPA posted a delicious, unlinked tease tonight that I couldn’t let go by.
Andre Carson, the Muslim Congressman from Indiana who serves in a high-ranking position in the Congressional Black Caucus, says members of Congress who represent the Tea Party point of view want to see black people “hanging from trees.”
Republicans in the House of Representatives, including Mike Fitzpatrick, voted to defund liberal mouthpiece NPR. The measure passed 236 to 181, with one Democrat (Heath Shuler) joining Republicans to pass the bill.
UPDATE: Right bill, wrong vote. Passed 228 / 192 with no Democrats voting for but 7 Republicans defecting.
RINO Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick’s office issued a defensive Press Release defending his “Yes” vote on HR 48, the continuing resolution funding the government in the absence of the budget that wasn’t done by last year’s Democrat Congress.
On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee approved the bill that will ban Federal funding for abortions.
WHYY’s Jan Ting reports that Patrick Murphy, ridden out of office by a wave of anger over his lockstep support of the failed liberal Obama agenda, is thinking about running for Pennsylvania Attorney General.
Funny thing about the new civility; it’s just like the old civility. Republicans are cowed into handing their balls to the nearest liberal at the door, and Democrats are empowered to say whatever increasingly abhorrent thing they want. The only difference is now they do it while hiding behind the skirt of Gabrielle Giffords.
A group of radical leftist protesters descended on John Boehner’s private residence in the early morning hours Thursday to protest a cut in federal funds to Washington DC used for abortion and needles for drug addicts.